Tennessean- Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested on Friday night on a handful of charges, the most serious a resisting stop charge stemming from him leaving the scene of an incident in Franklin, Tennessee. Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk. The incident began when Greene parked in a handicap parking space on the square in Franklin, located roughly 20 miles south of Nashville. When a parking enforcement officer approached Greene to issue a citation, police say he got in his 2012 BMW M6 and maneuvered to get around the parking enforcement officer’s vehicle. According to police, Greene nearly struck the officer’s vehicle, and sped off from the area. Greene was later approached when he got caught up in traffic, but sped off again, police say. Through an investigation, Franklin police determined Greene was the individual involved in the incident. Police got in touch with the Titans and arranged for Greene to turn himself in on Friday night around 9 p.m. He posted a $2,000 bond and was released at 10:38 p.m. Sergeant Charles Warner of the Franklin Police Department said the entire incident could have been avoided. ”The entire situation could have been avoided if he would have left that handicap space for who it was intended for,” Warner said.
There might not be an Iowa football game today but that doesn’t mean Iowa football won’t leave us disappointed. This time it comes in the form of former Iowa running back getting arrested for…….parking in a handicap spot, speeding away when the parking lot cop approached him, speeding away again when approached and then having the cops call the Titans to have Shonn turn himself in. There’s one important part of the article that I’d like to point out:
“The entire situation could have been avoided if he would have left that handicap space for who it was intended for,” Warner said.
I mean, in theory that’s correct. If Greene had just talked to the parking lot cop and moved his car he wouldn’t have a mug shot and be in jail right now. But that’s not how Iowa athletes are wired when it comes to automobile incidents. Greene is just the latest in a long line of current and former Iowa athletes being complete fucking morons while operating anything with wheels. So while the rest of the country will say, “Why the fuck didn’t he just move his car and go on with his day?” we here in Iowa will simply shrug our shoulders with a look disappointment but understanding. You can take the athlete out of Iowa City but you can’t take the Iowa City out of the athlete.
PS- I remember in 2008 when there was sneaky talk about Shonn Greene being a Heisman finalist. That year everybody talked about how Graham Harrell should’ve been one of the finalists but it really should’ve been Shonn. Still pretty bitter about that. Iowa never getting any respect (stand up, Brad Banks though). No, he wouldn’t have won but it still would’ve ben cool to see him in New York.