Florida Sports Radio Station & # 39; The Commish & # 39; is accused of trying to have sex with a 14 year old boy after sending & # 39; an explicit photo & # 39;
- Justin Pawlowski, 37, known to local football fans as & # 39; The Commish & # 39 ;, was arrested Wednesday
- Charged with illegal use of a two-way communication device; use of computer services to request a minor and transfer of harmful material
- Police say Pawlowski, who is married, has sent a photo of his genitals to & # 39; what he believed to be a 14-year-old boy & # 39;
- He would also have indicated an interest in meeting the teenager on various occasions to participate in sexual acts
- Pawlowski hosts the popular podcast Bucs Uncensored, dedicated to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A popular Florida sports radio presenter was arrested after police said he was trying to get a 14-year-old boy to be recruited online for sex.
Justin Pawlowski, 37, better known to local football fans like & # 39; The Commish & # 39 ;, was taken into custody on Wednesday at his home in St. Petersburg and charged at the Pinellas County prison on charges of illegal use of a two-way communication device; use of computer services to request a minor and transfer of harmful material to a minor.
He was released the same day after placing 6,000 bail.
Sports radio presenter Justin Pawlowski, 37 (photo left in mugshot), has been accused of trying to recruit a 14-year-old boy online for sex
Pawlowski, known as & # 39; The Commish & # 39 ;, previously organized his own show on the sports radio station WDAE-AM 620
According to the Tampa police, the experienced broadcaster sent an explicit photo with his genitals as & # 39; what he believed to be a 14-year-old boy & # 39 ;.
Pawlowski would also have indicated an interest in meeting the teenager on various occasions to participate in sexual acts, Tampa Bay Times reported.
The police did not say whether the suspect was caught attempting to recruit a real child or a secret officer posing as the teenager online as part of a stab operation.
Pawlowski, who is married, has been a major component of sports broadcasts in Florida since 2002.
At the start of his career, he worked in promotions at the sports radio station WDAE-AM 620, where he reached the rankings to become a presenter.
Pawlowski reportedly sent an explicit photo with his genitals to & # 39; what he believed to be a 14-year-old boy & # 39 ;. The married sports teacher is also said to be interested in meeting the teenager on various occasions to perform sexual acts
From 2007 to 2017 he organized a show on the Bulls Radio Network of the University of South Florida.
His newest venture is producing his own podcast entitled Bucs Uncensord, which is hosted on the football blog JoeBucsFans.com dedicated to the NFL team of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Thursday's popular site addressed Pawlowski's arrest in a detailed post and said in part: & # 39; An old friend and co-worker here was arrested on charges of crime that, if true, are regrettable. & # 39;
The post writer tried to remove the blog from the accused sports cast and wrote that his podcast & # 39; was entirely owned by Pawlowski & # 39; and that JoeBucsFans.com has never paid the host for the podcast.
According to the blog, Pawlowski no longer works for the website since 2011.
& # 39; Of course, Joe is completely stunned by the accusations and does not complicate anything that has to do with these charges & # 39 ;, according to the message. & # 39; The future of Bucs Uncensored is unknown. Joe wants the legal system to rule and receive sworn statements before rushing to a strong public judgment. & # 39;
Pawlowski uploaded his last podcast episode 392 on the day of his arrest.
From Thursday morning, Pawlowski removed his Twitter page, where he previously had 14,000 followers.