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Former Tennessee Football Player Reportedly Faces Child Sex Charges


Former University of Tennessee lineman Mack Crowder was arrested in Florida and charged with multiple sex crimes.

According to WFLA and Pinella County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Crowder was involved in a sting operation, talking and sending pictures to a girl he believed was 14 years old. The person was actually an undercover officer. The former lineman sent a total of four graphic pictures before soliciting the receiver to have sex with him. Once he traveled to meet the girl, he was promptly arrested.

Crowder last played for the Vols this past fall as a redshirt senior. He was charged with four counts of transmission of material harmful to minors. He was released on bond, which was set at $50,000.

The arrest was a part of the Sheriff's Office's "Operation Wayfarer" which is set up to capture men who go after underage girls.