12:45pm: ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky tweets that Greene’s roster spot is not in jeopardy following the arrest.
11:10am: Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested last night on a variety of charges, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. The most serious was a resisting stop charge that Wyatt attributes to Greene leaving the scene of an incident. Greene was also charged with “a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.”
According to Wyatt, the entire incident began in Franklin, Tennessee when Greene parked his car in a handicap space. After being approached by a parking enforcement officer, the 29-year-old attempted to get away, nearly hitting the officer’s car while attempting to drive around the vehicle. Greene then sped away from the scene, and he eluded police a second time when he was later caught in traffic.
Greene turned himself in around 9 p.m., posted a $2K bond and was released by 10:38 p.m.
Sergeant Charles Warner said that the running back escalated the entire event:
“The entire situation could have been avoided if he would have left that handicap space for who it was intended for. The fact that he didn’t and got caught being parked there, he could have stopped things from going any further than a parking ticket if he would have simply communicated with the parking enforcement officer and not taken such evasive measures to get away from her, increasing the seriousness of what would have been a simple parking ticket.”
Greene has compiled 190 yards on 44 carries this season, his second with the team. He inked a three-year deal worth $10MM prior to last season.