A former NFL running back has been charged with “inappropriately” touching teenage girls. WLTX reports that Harold Green, a retired Bengals, Rams, and Falcons player, handed himself into authorities on September 8.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He’s Accused of Touching Young Girls on the ‘Buttocks’
Green had been working as a volunteer football coach at Spring Valley High School in Richland County, South Carolina. The State reports that since the allegation arose, Green has not been at the school. In some cases, Green is accused of grabbing the young girls on “arms, backs, and buttocks.” Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says that Green made comments that made the girls uncomfortable.
2. The Victims are Aged 15-17
The assaults are believed to have happened in August 2014. They center around girls aged 15-17 who were also volunteers in the school’s football program. According to The State, Spring Valley High School engages in a program that allows students who are interested in athletics and physiotherapy to help with football coaching.
3. Green Has No Previous Criminal History
He is facing five counts of assault. Green has been taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center were he was booked. Before being hired by Spring Valley, Green had undergone a background check, he has no previous criminal record, according to the State.
4. He Spent Most of His NFL Career With the Bengals
During his NFL career, Green played 9 seasons for the Bengals, Falcons and Rams. During his 1992 season for the Bengals, Green rushed for 1,170 yards with 41 receptions.
5. Green Is a USC Legend
He is native of South Carolina, having attended Stratford High School, Goose Creek. While a student at the University of South Carolina, Green rushed for 2,6,17 yards, caught 76 passes for 661 yards and bagged 26 touchdowns over three seasons. Game Cocks Online says that Green is the co-owner of a car dealership with three other former USC players. According to Green, the dealership sells “about 25 cars a month,” he says the company are “doing all right.” In 2002, he was inducted into the USC sports Hall of Fame.