High School Football Player Arrested After Indecent Exposure Prank

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Hunter OsbornMaricopa Co. Sheriff's Office

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By Corky Siemaszko

An Arizona high school football player got sacked by the law after he exposed himself in a team picture that was then published in the yearbook.

Nobody noticed No. 42 had his genitals out until after the yearbook was distributed to students at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, police told NBC affiliate WGBA.

Now 19-year-old Hunter Osborn, who was arrested Saturday, is charged with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure — one count for every player who appears in the photo with him. He is also charged with furnishing harmful items to minors, a Class 4 felony, and has been ordered to wear an electronic monitor.

Hunter OsbornMaricopa Co. Sheriff's Office

Why did Osborn do it?

"He was dared by a football teammate," said Steve Berry, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department told the affiliate.

And because Osborn was 18 at the time, he was charged as an adult for his stunt.

School officials were not amused.

"The district is dismayed by the actions of the students involved in the photograph," their statement read. "Their behavior does not reflect the values of Red Mountain High School or Mesa Public Schools.

The school has launched its own investigation and other players who knew what Osborn was up to "could face disciplinary action."

Safeguards are also being put in place to make sure this doesn't happen again, the officials said.

"While the small size of the photograph as published makes the details difficult to discern, the yearbook has been recalled so the school can make a minor but critical edit for the inappropriate content," the school statement said.