Former University of Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder was arrested Tuesday night in Pinellas County, Florida, and charged with five felonies.
According to Matt Slovin of the Tennessean, jail records revealed Crowder was charged with four counts of transmission of material harmful to minors and one count of violating Florida's Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act.
Per WFLA.com, police said Crowder, 23, admitted to soliciting who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl for sex and sending four photos of his genitals. The person he corresponded with on the Internet was actually an undercover officer.
The Bristol, Tennessee, native was released on $50,000 bond.
WFLA News also provided a look at Crowder's mugshot following his arrest:
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In four seasons with the Volunteers, Crowder appeared in 32 games, including 15 starts at guard and center. He made three starts as a redshirt senior this past season, and he was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014 and 2015.
Crowder was previously perhaps best known during his time at Tennessee for a rumored altercation with head coach Butch Jones at a practice in October 2015, which Jones subsequently denied, according to Michael Wayne Bratton of FoxSports.com.
Neither Crowder nor the University of Tennessee have commented on his arrest, and details regarding a potential court appearance have yet to be released.
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