No arrests were made, but the investigation was on-going.
News footage shot from two helicopters for Action News and News4Jax that late December showed police cruisers and an evidence van at Smith's home in the gated community off Atlantic Boulevard.
He allegedly told her 'that if anyone raised concerns about them speaking, to say that Smith was serving as a "mentor" to her'.
Telvin Smith was arrested Wednesday. The source also said the victim told a friend and family member what happened after the first encounter with Smith.
Back in May of 2018, Smith announced that he'd be stepping away from football to get his "world in order" and would look to dedicate his time to himself, his family and his health. She used part of the money for emergency contraception.
A warrant revealed Thursday the allegations against Smith, which included that the girl's DNA was found in his Cadillac Escalade, First Coast News reported.
He was booked into jail at 5.20pm and was held on $50,000 bail.
News 4 in Jacksonville reports that a heavily armored SWAT team and detectives were seen Wednesday at Smith's Jacksonville home in the upscale Queen's Harbour neighborhood. "The club is unable to comment further on this ongoing investigation".
Smith, 29, is a native of Valdosta, Ga., and was selected out of Florida State in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Jacksonville.
Police said the girl had voice messages from Smith and that the former National Football League player gave her his personal cellphone number and the description of the vehicle he used to take her to and from his home. Smith has been on the team's retired/reserve list.
Smith has 586 total tackles with 445 solo tackles, nine interceptions, 7½ sacks and five forced fumbles in five seasons in Jacksonville.