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UF backup quarterback played season while secretly under investigation in child pornography case

The University of Florida’s backup quarterback played his whole season in the shadows of struggling starter Anthony Richardson — and now, it turns out, a sensational child pornography investigation, too. The criminal investigation, which began in June and unfolded slowly over five months during a disappointing 6-6 season, has redirected national attention on the Florida Gators – under new head coach Billy Napier – and quarterback Jalen Kitna, 19, of Burleson, Texas. Kitna was released from jail on an $80,000 bond late Thursday, after his first court appearance in a case involving five felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography online.

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Florida Gators backup quarterback faces child pornography charges, suspended from team indefinitely

Florida Gators backup quarterback Jalen James Kitna was arrested Wednesday and accused of five felony counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. The team suspended him indefinitely and said in a statement it was shocked and saddened over his arrest. Gainesville police said Kitna, 19, of Burleson, Texas, shared …

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Gator Good provides a life-changing experience

Alec Gluckman, a normal 17-year-old high school student saw his life turn upside down one Fall Day in 2021. It was then that a serious sports injury and his first epilepsy seizure led to some surprising moments of pure joy – and life changing insight. Indeed, the injury and illness …

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New head coach Jamie Rodgers has Bradford Tornadoes on the verge of undefeated season

Coach Jamie Rodgers has transformed the Bradford High School football team – which saw its last two seasons end prematurely in the regional semifinals – into a powerhouse program that is tearing through its competition. The Tornadoes are currently 9-0 on the season and have outscored their opponents 270-21 in the process. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has the Tornadoes ranked No. 9 in the state and first in the “2S” class. Next in the Tornadoes’ path is the Suwannee Bulldogs, a team that currently has a 7-2 record on the season. Friday’s game against Suwannee will take place at Paul Langford Stadium in Live Oak, Florida, at 7:30 p.m. Both teams will find out their opponent for the first round of the state playoffs Sunday at 11 a.m. during the FHSAA’s bracket reveal on YouTube. 

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