Former Football Player Charged with Human Trafficking

football-traffickA former Temple University football player has been brought up on charges of trafficking underage girls in Baltimore.

Former running back Matthew Warren Brown, 25, and Anthony Leon Eley Jr., 30, who has no ties to Temple, were arrested during an undercover sting operation at a Best Western Hotel in Baltimore, according to WBAL-TV.

The duo allegedly brought three girls, ages 14, 16, and 17, to the hotel for prostitution on St. Patrick’s Day, according to police. The girls were taken into custody as human trafficking victims and were interviewed by the FBI Child Sexual Exploitation Task Force. The 17-year-old identified Brown as her pimp, authorities said.

According to court documents, Brown told authorities that he had met the three girls on the street and gave them a ride to a different hotel before driving them to the Best Western. One of the girls told authorities they had given him $300 to do so.

Brown was a Big East Special Teams Player of the Year while he played for Temple, the Baltimore Sun reports.

This comes on the heels of the arrest of two current football players stemming from an alleged assault on another student.


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