If domestic violence were a sport, the NFL would be chock-full of two-sport athletes. Steelers WR Santonio Holmes would own the speed record, allegedly assaulting the mother of his 18-week-old child. Longtime QB Warren Moon was a gamechanger, successfully arguing that choking his wife into unconsciousness was just “restraining her.” And Broncos WR Brandon Marshall’s got to be the iron man of abuse; why, he’s probably assaulted his girlfriend twice since you started reading this.
My point is, it’s tough to stand out in a crowded field of NFL domestic violence perpetrators. So give props to the Oakland Raiders’ Cornell Green, who scored headlines and style points with an innovative new way to beat the mother of his children: with a mop.
Mug shot goodness, after the jump.
Police say Green, 32, got into a fight with Teriyonal Flowers at his home in Tampa on Saturday. The 6′6″, 315 lb. offensive tackle allegedly shoved Flowers against a wall and struck her arm with the handle of an aluminum mop. I don’t know how big Flowers is, but I’m guessing she’s not 6′6″ and 315, and that he didn’t need a weapon to subdue her.
Green then left his home to catch a flight to Oakland, but police contacted the TSA who apprehended him at the airport. He’s currently being held in Hillsborough County Jail, so, you know, probably no minicamps in his immediate future.
He’s been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Said deadly weapon being, of course, the mop. All in all, it’s probably a good thing we’re getting NFL players into training facilities and off the streets.