Network coord. Babik facing child porn charges

By Adam Silverstein
January 19, 2010

A staff report from The Gainesville Sun states that University of Florida network coordinator Steve Babik, who has been with the school and athletic department for two decades, has been charged in federal court with receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography.

Babik, 50, was the host of the TailGator Pre-game Show and the Urban Meyer Post-Game Show. He also reported from the sidelines during Florida Gators football broadcasts and held play-by-play duties for a variety of Gators sports airing on Sun Sports, Fox Sports Florida and local radio.

The University Athletic Association released a statement about Babik on Tuesday: “We were made aware of the investigation in late November and immediately suspended Steve Babik from his work responsibilities. Now that he has been charged, his employment has been terminated. We are deeply disturbed by the charges.”

If convicted of all charges, Babik could receive a combined maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, lifelong probation and a $500,000 fine. He entered a plea of not guilty, was released on $100,000 bond and has a trial set to begin Mar. 1 in Gainesville, FL.

The Sun has more details on this breaking story, and OGGOA will update this post with any additional relevant information.

9 Comments

  1. Daniel M. says:

    Utterly speechless.

  2. ZURBO says:

    always looked like a creep

  3. 305gator says:

    Dear Univ. Athletic Department:

    I will be happy to take his job.

  4. ReptilesRule says:

    Shocking and sad. All the haters will be out blaming Urban for this one too.

  5. O-town Gator says:

    A real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – appears to be a professional in public, but in private he’s a perverted sleazeball.

  6. Brittany says:

    Wow, this is shocking.

  7. Fin Fan Mike says:

    Disappointing, nauseating, shocking… ugh, don’t like hearing this about anyone let alone someone associated with UF and football program.

    305: get in line. Mind you, it’s probably a long line and I’m willing to bet we’re *waaayyyyyyyy* in the back.

  8. Mr2Bits says:

    Could Babik squeeze anymore spray tan on for his picture…….what a loser.

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