[WTSP] 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 of Redington 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.
Give the guy a break. Don’t all parents need mini-timeouts every once in a while? Dude’s just trying to balance coping with life as a former juicehead/failed pro athlete with parenthood. Doesn’t sound easy. What would all the “perfect parents” out there have done? Bring your 3 year-old daughter into Diamond Dolls? End up having to explain why she refuses to put a shirt over her glittery baby tits & keeps rubbing her diapered asshole on all the preschool boys? Good idea. Or maybe Monty should’ve just skipped the titty trip altogether. Drive right past the joint & risk cramming his little girl in the microwave the next time she made a peep. Yeah, now all of a sudden leaving her in the parking lot to sneak off & shoot a quick rope in his shorts for sanity doesn’t sound so abusive, huh? He did it for her, too.