The news about former ESPN.com NFL analyst Jeremy Green becomes more and more bizarre and disturbing as the story unfolds, and it's appropriate to let our readers know that this story is not easy to take at times. Green, the son of ex-NFL head coach Dennis Green, was fired from the network after he was arrested on July 8 at a motel in Southington, Conn. on charges of first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics, and use of drug paraphernalia.
According to Hilda Munoz of the Hartford Courant, Green participated in an online chat with a woman with the screen name of "lendingmom12", shared sexually explicit photos and videos of a toddler, and told the woman he was chatting with that he "couldn't wait for her to bring her three children to Connecticut, according to the arrest affidavit, which was released to the public on Friday morning.
Green's internet activities were being tracked, presumably on whatever sites cater to that kind of talk, by a detective from the Taney County (Mo.) Sherriff's Department. The detective was the "lendingmom12" in question. Bristol, Conn., police (Bristol is the home of ESPN headquarters) were brought into the loop on July 2, and Green was arrested at a Holiday Inn Express after police tracked his activities from a nearby residence to the hotel. His girlfriend was also in the room, along with laptop computers, flash drives, and an unspecified amount of cocaine.
The flash drives and laptops (one of which was the property of ESPN) were examined by Hartford police, and multiple images of girls from ages 2 to 10 were found, according to the report.
Green is being held at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown where he is on suicide watch, with a bond of $750,000. Green's public defender is trying to have his bail lowered, and Green will face his next court appearance on Aug. 31.