Former Gator, Jaguar leaves child alone in car

Published On: Jul 15 2013 03:48:12 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2013 06:40:36 PM EDT

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Monty Ray Grow

CLEARWATER, Fla. -

A former University of Florida and Jacksonville Jaguars player was arrested after authorities say he left a 3-year-old girl alone in a car while he went into a Clearwater strip club.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports that 41-year-old Monty Ray Grow was charged with child abuse Sunday night. He was later released on $5,000 bail.

Deputies say Grow went into Diamond Dolls and left the child in the parking lot of the nearby used car dealership. Authorities wouldn't say how Grow knew the girl.

The girl's mother and grandparents had already removed the uninjured child from the car when deputies arrived.

When Grow returned to the car, he reportedly acknowledged leaving the child unattended.

Grow played linebacker for the Gators from 1989 to 1993. He went on to play a season each for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jaguars.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus