Hot on the heels of the shocking Derrell Johnson-Koulianos arrest comes a potentially even more shocking set of charges against a college football player: the Hartford Courant reported this morning that UConn offensive tackle Greg McKee is being held on charges of importing child pornography, obscenity, and "promoting a minor in an obscene performance."
McKee, a freshman, had been suspended indefinitely by the team on Tuesday and then turned himself in to authorities Wednesday after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Law enforcement has apparently been building their case against McKee for quite some time:
State police said their computer crimes unit received information in September about possible possession and distribution of child pornography.The impact on UConn in on-field football terms should be negligible; McKee's absence won't be felt at all on their veteran offensive line. But the case has the potential to become a huge distraction for a team that can't afford any loss of focus as they prepare for a Fiesta Bowl that may be the toughest game in their program's abbreviated Division I history.
Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant in November at McKee's dorm room at Rosebrooks Hall, state police said. Items of evidence were seized during that search and were examined, state police said.
As for McKee, suffice it to say that football will be the very least of his worries for the foreseeable future.