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Former Tampa Catholic QB star arrested

Former Tampa Catholic record-setting quarterback Kenny Kelly was arrested Wednesday morning on three felony drug counts.

Kelly, currently the quarterbacks coach at Plant City High, was arrested for possession of marijuana of more than 20 grams, and purchase and solicitation to deliver marijuana, according to police reports. All charges are third-degree felonies.

According to the charge report, Kelly turned himself in to the Plant City Police Department at 8:52 Wednesday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Kelly, 29, was being held at Orient Road Jail on Wednesday night on $45,000 bond.

Kelly left Tampa Catholic as Hillsborough County's all-time leader in passing yards (7,486) and touchdown passes (77). He went to the University of Miami to play quarterback, but pursued baseball after the Rays picked him in the second round in 1997. He played pro baseball for 11 years.

"I'm stunned," said first-year Plant City coach Jason Strunk.

Former Tampa Catholic QB star arrested 07/23/08 [Last modified: Monday, July 28, 2008 5:00pm]
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