Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement in which a felony child-abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. The 41-year-old Green on Thursday pleaded no contest to criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Prosecutors amended the child-abuse charge to a nonabuse charge of damage to property.
Court documents show Green was arrested at his home in June after a report he had struck his daughter in the head. Green says in a statement he entered the plea to spare his daughter the emotional trauma of trial.
Green is the Packers' career rushing leader with 8 Danny Etling Jersey ,322 yards.
The New Orleans Saints have been ordered by an NFL arbitrator to pay more than $384,000 to a fired personal assistant to late team owner Tom Benson. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the Saints were ordered to pay Rodney Henry $100,000 plus interest for unpaid overtime and $94,300 plus for the violation of a clause in his employment contract stating he was entitled to a termination fee if anyone other than Benson himself fired Henry.
Arbitrator Harold Henderson also ordered the Saints to pay Henry's attorneys' fees of $190 Eddie Yarbrough Jersey ,000.
The Advocate newspaper first reported the ruling.
Henry's initial lawsuit in November 2015 accused the Saints not only of failing to pay overtime, but also of firing him for complaining that Benson's wife, Gayle, made racially insensitive comments about him. Henry Seth Roberts Jersey , who is black, has not been awarded any damages for claims of racism.
Before the matter was referred to arbitration, which is not public, the Saints denied all allegations. In a written statement in January 2016 Hunter Henry Jersey , the Saints said Tom and Gayle Benson, who are white, considered Henry "part of their family," and were disappointed by his allegations of discrimination.
Gayle Benson is now the sole owner of the Saints and NBA's Pelicans Ryan Smith Jersey , having inherited the clubs after her husband's death last March.
Henry was Benson's personal assistant dating back to the 1990s, serving in that role during two stints spanning close to 25 years.
The Saints could chose to appeal Henderson's ruling in federal court, but have not announced any intention to do so.
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