Jalen Kitna has appeared in four games this season for the Florida Gators

Former NFL QB Jon Kitna’s son Jalen, 19, is arrested for possession of CHILD PORN and suspended indefinitely by the University of Florida’s football program

Florida quarterback Jalen Kitna – the son of NFL veteran Jon – was arrested Wednesday on two counts of distribution of child exploitation material and three counts of possession of child pornography, Gainesville police said.

Kitna was booked into the Alachua County jail at 3:20 p.m. ET, and his arrest came after the Gainesville Police Department received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

According to a news release from the police, the tip ‘indicated that a Discord user distributed an image of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through their platform.’

Kitna was investigated by police and later deemed to be the probable account holder of the Discord, from which two illegal pictures were sent.

The University of Florida Athletic Association said they were ‘shocked and saddened’ by the news.

‘These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the UAA have zero tolerance for such behavior.’

Jalen Kitna has appeared in four games this season for the Florida Gators

Jalen Kitna has appeared in four games this season for the Florida Gators

Kitna has been suspended indefinitely by the school's football program

Kitna has been suspended indefinitely by the school’s football program

Jon Kitna played 15 years in the NFL for four different teams, including the Detroit Lions

Jon Kitna played 15 years in the NFL for four different teams, including the Detroit Lions

Florida has suspended Kitna indefinitely from the football program.

The release noted that Kitna admitted to sharing the material, but believed them to be ‘legal’ since he found them online.

Kitna also allegedly told police that his Discord account was deactivated, with an email from the site citing a violation of the site’s rules. 

Police also found three additional images of child sexual abuse material on his electronic devices, which were seized.

Kitna is a redshirt freshman that had appeared in four games this season. 

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