IU football’s Green sentenced to probation, community service

Indiana University football player Ralph Green III was sentenced on Thursday to 50 hours of community service and one year of probation as the result of charges filed in his April 19 arrest, according to online court records.

Green, a 21-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, was initially charged with battery, a Class A misdemeanor offense, as well as public intoxication and disorderly conduct. During Thursday’s court proceedings, the battery and public intoxication charges were dropped in favor of a guilty plea on the charge of disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise.

According to the Bloomington Police Department, Green was trying to dance with a woman at a residence in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Street. She refused to dance and attempted to get away, police said, causing a disturbance between the woman, her boyfriend and Green. The report stated that Green grabbed the victim by the waist and slapped her on the right side of her face.

In addition to community service and probation, Green was required to pay $183 in court costs and $300 for the costs of the drug/alcohol program. He received a 180-day suspended sentence, with two days credit for time served.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound redshirt junior defensive lineman was suspended from all IU team activities at the time of his arrest.

“Indiana University Athletics and the IU football program are aware of the arrest of Indiana University student-athlete Ralph Green III. We take this situation very seriously as we do all conduct-related issues, on or off the field, among our student-athletes,” the program’s statement said. “Ralph has been suspended from all football activities effective immediately, and the IU Office of the Dean of Students has been notified of the allegations consistent with Department of Athletics policy. We will continue to gather facts, monitor the legal and university processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”

When Green will be reinstated or if he will face additional punishment from IU when the season starts remains to be seen.


  1. Unless there is more to this story than the media has reported, or a history of such behavior, I predict Green will be reinstated. And he probably deserves a second chance as long as he fulfills the terms of the court’s sentence. Young men do some stupid things when they are “partying” and around young women. Hope he learned a valuable lesson from this and changes his behavior going forward.

  2. Amen Podunker!! a lot of young man (even some older man) have done stupid things at parties and around young women……if he lives up to the court’s sentence, he does deserves a second chance…maybe a two to four game suspension on top of the court sentence would be in order also….Coach Wilson has to suspense or dismiss him from the team, in order to keep control (set an standard) of this team.

  3. I once heard Colin Cowherd say that he knew a program was about to make a turnaround because its players were getting arrested.

  4. Chet,

    Living in Alabama I get the butt of jokes wearing my Indiana shirts at work in fun, but someone at work told me the exact same thing.

  5. WTF happened with Harvard’s two posts? Here for two days, providing scathing but accurate criticism of both the AD and the hypocrite coach and now — they’re gone? WTF, Price? WTF, man? I assume a small person like you derives enormous satisfaction knowing they can delete any post they want. I bet you think you could run this blog properly and if it weren’t for readers and their opinions you would certainly make this the perfect blog, wouldn’t you? You and the little donkey you protect. Why don’t you move to North Korea, take the name Jae-Pee; (after the yellow journalism you promote) and move back there. No wonder they nicknamed you Bullitzer you dolt. You are nothing but a stooge. You delete more than you write. You have no professional conscience and absolutely no shame.You are more hypocrite than the ones you protect and a sad imitator of those who came before you and established and run this blog. You’re a disgrace. Why don’t you ride your segway into the sunset once and for all you pompous bag of hot air, for you have no decency, nor honesty, or any kind of professional integrity at all!

  6. Not a case of censorship on Jeremy’s part….I said some things that I wanted removed.

  7. That certainly seems to be part of the equation for success for Florida State. Of course, from the way these stories have played out, it sounds like it must be pretty hard for an FSU player to get arrested in Tallahassee. If it’s not a Class A or B felony they probably don’t even have to run extra sprints after practice.

    My friend whose memorial I recently attended became an FSU fan as both his daughters went to school there. They all seems to accept the frequent police blotter activity as just a part of Seminole football. No big deal.


  8. He will most certainly be reinstated, bc “coach” Wilson is a coward. IU will go 4-8 or 5-7 by any means necessary. Remember: Win Today. So far, so good.

  9. Assuming we have all and not just some of the facts surrounding this incident, I think the Mr. Green should ultimately be eligible for reinstatement provided he complies with the Court’s directive(s). This appears to me to have been an isolated episode of very bad judgment by a young man who hopefully has learned a valuable lesson albeit the hard way. That said, Mr. Green needs to understand that there are no third chances and he would be wise to make certain that his behavior going forward is exemplary.

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