Florida redshirt freshman QB Jalen Kitna has been booked into the Alachua County Jail. The charges have not been released at the time of publication.
Kitna is a 6’4, 208 lb quarterback who played high school football in Burleson, TX. He played in four games this year and finished the regular season 10-14 for 181 yards and a touchdown.
UPDATE (4:20 PM): Florida QB Jalen Kitna appears to be charged with a total of ten second defeee felony charges, all relating to child pornography.
In a statement, the Gainesville Police Department says that Kitna distributed two images through a Discord server. GPD began the investigation upon receiving a cyber tip.
According to the statement, Kitna believed sharing the images was legal since he found them online.
As part of their investigation, GPD seized Kitna’s electronics and found three more images, resulting in five charges. Those charges: two counts of distribution of child exploitation materials and three counts of possession of child pornography.
UPDATE: The UAA has released a statement:
“We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna. These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the UAA have zero tolerance for such behavior. Jalen has been suspended indefinitely from the football program.”
This story will continue to be updated as more information is available.