Ralph Green suspended from IU football team

Ralph Green has been suspended from the Indiana University football team following his arrest early Sunday morning. Green was arrested on charges of battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He had a blood alcohol content of .201. Here's the story.

Indiana defensive tackle Ralph Green was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

The incident occurred hours after IU’s annual Spring game. Green had three tackles in that game.

According to reporters, Green allegedly slapped a 20-year-old woman after she refused to dance with him at a party. According to the report, the woman was with her boyfriend at the time.

Police responded to a call and found Green upset and yelling. Officers believed he was intoxicated and administered a test which returned a blood alcohol content of .201, more than twice the legal limit.

The woman pressed charges and Green was arrested at 1:42 a.m. on Sunday. He was released from Monroe County Jail at 2:37 a.m. on Monday.

Indiana suspended the 6-5, 315-pound Green on Monday.

The university also released the following statement.

"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.

“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."

Green, a redshirt junior from San Antonio Texas, has played in 23 games and started nine times in his first two seasons at Indiana. He has 44 career tackles, two sacks and nine tackles for loss.


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