The career of Florida State football player Da’Vante Phillips is in jeopardy.
On Friday, reports surfaced that the former four-star recruit, who was ranked in the top 15 at his position, has been arrested on five felony charges, including cashing or depositing items with intent to defraud and grand theft.
Florida State has suspended Phillips indefinitely.
FSU receiver Davante Phillips facing five felony charges, cashing or depositing items with intent to defraud, grand theft. Story forthcoming
— Jim Henry (@JimHenryTALLY) August 4, 2017
#FSU announces WR Da'Vante Phillips has been indefinitely suspended.
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) August 4, 2017
Phillips was expected to be a major factor for the Seminoles on offense in 2017, but now Florida State has to determine whether he will ever suit up for the team again.
Without Phillips, Florida State is razor thin at wide receiver with just six scholarship players.
Florida State opens its 2017 campaign with a marquee matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 2.
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