First Coast News is reporting that Devante’ “Tay Bang” Zachery , an employee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, told the Gainesville Police Department that he gave Gator football players discounts on rental vehicles. The Orlando Sentinel wrote that “Zachery filed a report last week with the Gainesville Police Department that gave further details on the fractious relationship with the Gators.”
The names of the players who were allegedly on the receiving end of the discounts have not been released.
If Zachery’s claims are accurate, they would very likely constitute NCAA violations. The university said in a statement that it’s aware of the allegations and is looking into it.
We understand GPD has followed up last week’s UPD report with a background report that has Devante Zachery (aka Tay Bang) as its primary source. We are not aware if there will be any additional information provided by GPD on this matter. Anytime we get information involving our student-athletes we look into it.