|Former ESPN writer and NFL analyst Jeremy Green will spend at least six years behind bars
A former NFL analyst and commentator for ESPN has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and has been sentenced to six years in prison.
In October, prosecutors in Taney County charged Jeremy Dennis Green, 40, with four counts of promoting child pornography n the first degree. However two of those counts were dismissed as and the two remaining charges were dropped to second degree felony promotion of child porn as part of a plea agreement. He received six year in prison on the two counts he pled guilty to. Those sentences will be served concurrently (at the same time.)
Taney County prosecutor Jeff Merrell says Green, of Bristol, Connecticut was chatting with an undercover Taney County deputy in June and July of 2010 who was posing as the mother of underage kids when Green allegedly shared 17 photos and 3 videos showing an adult male and toddler girl in explicit situations.
According to court records, Green stated during the chat that he would pay for children to visit him in Connecticut for the purpose of sex. When detectives in Connecticut examined the contents of one of the flash drives they found in Green's possession it contained more than 100 pornographic images. A sampling of those images showed girls between the ages of 2 and 10, according to the arrest warrant.
According to published reports in Connecticut, Green pleaded guilty in February of this year to one count of possession of child pornography related to the chat with the undercover officer. He was also charged in his home state with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
The reason Green was charged in both Connecticut and Missouri for a crime the same crime is how the crime was committed (by sending information via computer state to state.)
Merrell says prison officials in Missouri and Connecticut will determine where Green serves his time as his Missouri sentence is concurrent to the sentence in CT.
Green, is the son of former NFL coach Dennis Green. He worked for the Cleveland Browns before joining ESPN. He was terminated by the sports network, where he had hosted the daily podcast “Football Today,” in July of 2010 when the allegations against him began to surface. Green had also worked as a professional scout for the NFL and Scouts Inc. for more over a decade and also served as director of pro personnel for the Cleveland Browns.