Redington Beach, Florida --A former University of Florida linebacker was arrested for child abuse after police say he left a 3-year-old girl in his car alone while he went into a strip club.
Deputies say when they got to the scene, the child's grandparents were already there and had removed the child from the vehicle.
An investigation revealed 41-year-old Monty R. Grow ofRedington Beach had driven the car into the Drive Time parking lot and left the girl unattended in the vehicle while he went inside the Diamond Dolls strip club around 9:48 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies say that as they were investigating the incident, Grow ran up to the car and admitted to leaving the girl unattended. She was not injured.
Grow was a linebacker with the Florida Gators from 1989-1993. He was suspended for one year in 1991 after he tested positive for steroids and was reinstated by the NCAA in time for the 1992 season opener.
He went on to play a season each for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In a 2009 article on BleacherReport.com, one of Grow's hits against West Virginia quarterback Darren Studstill was named among the Top Five Gator Football Hits over the last 20 years (which can be seen below).
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