It hasn’t been a good week for the University of Tennessee or its football team, as unfortunate stories have continued to flood in regarding alleged sexual acts.
First it was a New York Daily News reporter who recounted Peyton Manning’s 20-year-old sexual incident, and now it’s current Vols offensive lineman Mack Crowder, who, according to police, was involved in multiple predatory sexual attempts towards someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
Per the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and first reporter by Deadspin, Crowder began talking online with someone he thought was a 14-year-old, but was really an undercover officer, who bated the offensive lineman into the player sending four pictures of “his sexual organ” to the person and “solicited the minor to engage in sexual acts with him.”
When the 23-year-old traveled to Pinellas County to meet the teenage girl he thought he was talking to, authorities arrested him, with Crowder charged with four counts of transmission of material harmful to minors, and one count of certain uses of computer services prohibited, both of which are third degree felonies. Bond was set at $50,000.
Mack Crowder had started 14 games for the Vols over the past two seasons, but his football days appear to be a thing of the past following this disgusting incident.