ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a former University of Tennessee football player is accused of trying to entice a 14-year-old girl for sex in Florida.
Pinellas County Sheriff's officials said in a release Wednesday that 23-year-old Mackenzie ''Mack'' Crowder was arrested Tuesday night near St. Petersburg.
Investigators say Crowder engaged in an online conversation with someone he thought was a teenage girl beginning Jan. 21. They say he sent four inappropriate photos and solicited ''the minor'' to engage in sex acts with him.
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The release says Crowder was arrested after arranging Tuesday to meet her in Florida.
Crowder faces five felony charges. He was released on $50,000 bond Wednesday. Jail records didn't list an attorney for Crowder.
The university website lists Crowder, of Bristol, Tennessee, as a senior guard and center last season.