Former University of Florida Quarterback Jalen Kitna accepted a plea deal Wednesday following his arrest in November on two counts of distributing child exploitative material and three counts of possession of child pornography.

Kitna pleaded no contest to two counts of disorderly conduct and dismissed all five felony counts of child pornography.

Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna (11) during the game between the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Florida Gators on October 2, 2022 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, Florida. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The charges were second degree misdemeanors.

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«I want to start by apologizing to my family, my friends and those who care about me,» Kitna said. «Your support throughout this ordeal has meant a lot to me. The hardest thing about this whole process has been seeing how it has affected you.

«The valuable lessons I’ve learned through this whole deal have been very helpful. I’m looking forward to applying those things and moving forward.»

Kitna received six months probation for each charge.

Kitna, the son of the former nfl quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested on November 30, 2022.

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Jalen Kitna #11 of the Florida Gators throws a pass during the second half of a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 12, 2022 in Gainesville, Florida. (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

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The investigation began in June when police received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that images of child pornography were shared online via Discord, a social instant messaging platform.

The investigation led to Kitna, who recalled sharing two images but believed they were «legal» since she found them online.

The two images were of a pubescent girl, and both images had the phrase «so young junior» written on them.

Jalen Kitna lines up for a play against Florida State

Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna (11) lines up to play during the game between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles on November 25, 2022 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

a search for Kitna’s phone he found three additional photos of two naked pubescent girls in the shower, which had been saved to Kitna’s phone a year earlier.

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«What we have here today is a fair and correct result,» Kitna’s attorney, Ron Kozlowski, told the Orlando Sentinel after the verdict. «Obviously the state agrees, and we feel good about that. This will give Jalen a chance to move on to the next step, whatever it is.»

Kitma was fired from the florida football team days after the arrest.

Associated Press contributed to this report