Former Temple Star Matt Brown Charged with Human Trafficking

By Jerry Hinnen for on March 20, 2015—
“Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports.

Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County hotel. According to police, two men met the detetctives at the hotel with three girls aged 14, 16 and 17 to be used as prostitutes.

The two men — Brown, 25, and Anthony Eley Jr., 30 — were arrested and charged with human trafficking. The girls were taken into custody as victims of human trafficking.

Brown is the son of prominent Baltimore attorney Warren Brown as well as a former Owls walk-on who emerged into an all-purpose star during his time at Temple. He finished his four-year career in 2012 with 2,068 kickoff return yards, having been named first-team All-Big East by the league’s coaches and the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year. Brown also led the Owls in rushing as a sophomore with 830 yards, never finishing worse than third on the team in his four years — despite backing up stars like Bernard Pierce and Montel Harris.

Brown was signed as a free agent kick returner by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 but released that same year.”

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