1:14 PM PT — A spokesperson for the Gainesville Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports … Jalen Kitna was booked on five separate charges — two counts of distribution of child exploitation material and three counts of possession of child pornography.
Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna — the son of ex-NFL star Jon Kitna — was arrested in Florida on Wednesday, TMZ Sports has learned.
The 19-year-old was just booked into jail minutes ago — at around 3:20 p.m. ET.
Further details surrounding his arrest were not made immediately available.
Jalen — a touted recruit out of Burleson H.S. in Texas — committed to the Gators in 2020. He joined the team in 2021, and redshirted. He saw his first on-the-field action this season, making his debut against Eastern Washington in October.
In total, he’s appeared in four games for UF — with his best performance coming against EWU, when he threw for 152 yards and a touchdown.
There had been speculation he could start the team’s bowl game later this year if Anthony Richardson, a coveted NFL draft prospect, opts out of the postseason contest.
Jalen’s father, Jon Kitna, played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks over the course of his career … and was named the 2003 Comeback Player of the Year. He threw for nearly 30,000 yards and had 169 touchdowns in 14 seasons.
Originally Published — 12:40 PM PT