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Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Cornell Green was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in Tampa, Fla., after beating the mother of his two children with an aluminum mop handle, according to an Associated Press report published in the Tampa Tribune.
Green was reportedly arrested while waiting to board an airplane to Oakland on Saturday. The 32-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman is being held without bail, according to jail records.
According to police, Green allegedly “slammed” Teriyonal Flowers against a wall before hitting her with the mop handle at least once on the right arm at their home in Tampa.
Green left the scene following the domestic incident, but police became aware of his plans to catch a flight and arrested him at Tampa International Airport.
According to, Green started every game last season for the Raiders.  The former University of Central Florida player has previous stints with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.

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  1. Heart.Peyton says: Mar 22, 2009 12:39 PM

    That’s the funniest headline I’ve seen in a long time.

  2. Dan Dizzle says: Mar 22, 2009 12:42 PM

    When he tells you to make him a sandwich, you better make him a sandwich!

  3. raiderclay says: Mar 22, 2009 12:43 PM

    Cue the comments about the Raiders signing thugs… First arrest in years… What an idiot – hoping Al cuts him loose just like he did Fabian Washington.

  4. 777 says: Mar 22, 2009 12:48 PM

    how is a mop handle a deadly weapon?

  5. AFKfootball says: Mar 22, 2009 12:51 PM

    “Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon”
    … Am I missing something?

  6. jersey73 says: Mar 22, 2009 12:53 PM

    Expect him to sign with the Raiders…oh wait, he already plays for them. Any truth to the rumor that the Bengals are interested in a trade for him?

  7. replica says: Mar 22, 2009 12:54 PM

    ugh..did you have to mention that he used to play for the bucs…scum.

  8. hesawinner says: Mar 22, 2009 1:05 PM

    I’ve never heard of Cornell Green, but I think I can guess what kind of player he is from reading this. Probably soft, probably a pussy.

  9. 1stngoal says: Mar 22, 2009 1:08 PM

    Memo to Mr. Green:
    Your supposed to bring that kind of aggression and passion to the football field,against DE’s and LB’s,not the mother of your children,idiot…..

  10. mrmagoo says: Mar 22, 2009 1:11 PM

    I’d always heard the phrase ‘mop the floor with someone’ but I thought it was a metaphor.

  11. yellerhelmut says: Mar 22, 2009 1:15 PM

    how long before women figure out that we don’t like to tell them twice to do something. If you gotta be told more than once, there is going to be consequences!!!!!

  12. WorldChampionBears2008 says: Mar 22, 2009 1:16 PM

    Violence against women is never funny. (lmao!)
    A mop handle.
    But in all seriousness anything can be considered a deadly weapon if applied the right force. A friend of mine got a rested for throwing a plastic toy phone at his wife and they said it was a deadly weapon.

  13. JSpicoli says: Mar 22, 2009 1:23 PM


  14. Vox Veritas says: Mar 22, 2009 1:24 PM

    “Cue the comments about the Raiders signing thugs… First arrest in years…”
    Sure if you don’t count Tommy Kelly’s arrest last September. Or Bryant McNeal’s arrest in July of ’07.

  15. JSpicoli says: Mar 22, 2009 1:24 PM

    Truth is the Raiders do have a clean record the past 10 years. The comments you hear are from hating dinosaurs and their stereotypes.
    In related news, Green said she beat him to the edge.

  16. HowBoutThemTexans says: Mar 22, 2009 1:25 PM

    If a mop handle is a deadly weapon, then what isn’t?
    Nerf crotch bat would become a deadly weapon

  17. houskat says: Mar 22, 2009 1:25 PM

    what a man,what a man, what a man 🙂

  18. Vox Veritas says: Mar 22, 2009 1:26 PM

    “how is a mop handle a deadly weapon? ”
    When a 6’6″ 320 pound offensive tackle starts beating somebody with one.

  19. Patscantcheatkharmabitches says: Mar 22, 2009 1:34 PM

    Ahhh, now you wanna hit people with mop handles. Now I gotta cut ya.
    Ohh sp npw you gonna shoot me in my pinky toe.

  20. Legend says: Mar 22, 2009 1:35 PM

    Hopefully he will find his way quickly out of the league and into a jail cell. Maybe he can change, but it ought not to happen on any NFL team’s watch. It wouldn’t matter if he were a pro-bowler. Good riddance.

  21. 49erDynasty says: Mar 22, 2009 1:38 PM

    # of days with out an arrest needs to be reset to 0 🙂

  22. sdbound says: Mar 22, 2009 1:40 PM

    A mop in a Raider household?

  23. alansaysyo says: Mar 22, 2009 1:43 PM

    I guess he wasn’t hardcore enough for the Bucs since he just used a mp handle. The Bucs would rather pick up the rapists.

  24. tjd says: Mar 22, 2009 1:44 PM

    So if he was arrested, why does the arrest counter still read
    09 days?

  25. EskinSux says: Mar 22, 2009 1:45 PM

    Just another day in the National Felons League………

  26. TKovacs2 says: Mar 22, 2009 1:47 PM

    Teriyonal? Isn’t that some sort of asian sauce?

  27. sauropod says: Mar 22, 2009 1:47 PM

    What is a swiffer?

  28. DarthPirate says: Mar 22, 2009 1:55 PM

    He’s as good as gone if he’s convicted. The Raiders just signed his replacement anyway.

  29. Raider_Coffey says: Mar 22, 2009 2:00 PM

    I think anything is considered a deadly weapon when the person weilding it is 6’6″, 315lbs.

  30. kosarsmyidol says: Mar 22, 2009 2:11 PM

    Heart.Peyton says:
    March 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    “That’s the funniest headline I’ve seen in a long time.”
    Dan Dizzle says:
    March 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    “When he tells you to make him a sandwich, you better make him a sandwich!”
    Domestic violence is so amusing. Jerkoffs.

  31. LiveNBreath Football says: Mar 22, 2009 2:14 PM

    “Deadly weapon” means anything that can be used to kill someone. It is not limited to a knife, gun or such like. There is a case that every law student learns about someone who threw an ink pot (obviously an old case) at someone in anger and killed the person. He was charged with using a deadly weapon. Since the weapon killed the person, it was deadly. Welcome to the wonderful world of law.

  32. mrf47 says: Mar 22, 2009 2:18 PM

    Shouldn’t the “Days without an Arrest” Meter be reset to 0? Or, is it simply implied that a member of the Raiders gets arrested every day?

  33. mike hunt says: Mar 22, 2009 2:22 PM

    lol @ dan..maybe next time she wont make the same mistake of disobeying the man of the house

  34. jmclarkent says: Mar 22, 2009 2:39 PM

    Another 300+ LB “man” feeling the need to show how tough he is by beating up his lady.
    I guess he wanted to know what Shawn Merriman felt like when he faced him twice a year…

  35. tjd says: Mar 22, 2009 2:43 PM

    said he was arrested, so the days without arrest counter should reset.

  36. JCB says: Mar 22, 2009 2:56 PM

    Well that’s one way getting rid of that LOSER. He couldn’t hit Schit when he’s on the O Line. She should have swung back. He can’t block crap. She might have done some good.
    Seriously, domestic violence is not a laughing matter. Green armed with a mop handle is picturesque headline that depicts his only way of becoming an aggressive lineman. This guy does not even deserve to ride the pine – which is what was in store for him this upcoming year. Just cut his sorry a$$ and move on. Super Mario can be moved to the right side and no doubt do a much better job. Adios, butthole. Your 15 minutes of fame is over.

  37. 0tt0 says: Mar 22, 2009 2:58 PM

    she missed a spot!!!!!!….

  38. saints51 says: Mar 22, 2009 3:10 PM

    rule of thumb…

  39. Xenu_D_Alien says: Mar 22, 2009 3:17 PM

    I said, mop that flo’!

  40. GB3Pack4 says: Mar 22, 2009 3:43 PM

    Would have been enough to say he HIT her; didn’t have to be changed to “beat” her. If he hit her, he hit her (at least once, on the arm). One hit doesn’t constitute a beating. You say beating & I see somebody whacking away at a huddled figure bleeding on the floor, one blow after another. In other words, a much bigger event.
    A few days ago, an Australian online paper stated that Liam Neeson’s life was on hold and his career in limbo, in connection with the death of Natasha Richardson. One person probably wrote the body of the story and another the headline, but both were at fault. The body of the story included the career in limbo phrase, and the headline plucked it out of paragraph 6 (bypassing issues such as the accident itself, the hospital vigil, telling the children, plans for the funeral, etc.), and converted it into a headline that (the man’s life was on hold) that conjectured and distorted.
    Neeson’s life isn’t on hold. He’s LIVING his life, the central part of it. It’s only that he stopped filming (in other words, he left the office) in order to handle a far more important issue, the death of his wife and all that that involved. Just stating what happened is enough, no need to amp it up.

  41. lax11slice says: Mar 22, 2009 3:53 PM

    This smells fishy.
    A mop handle is awful long to swing at someone inside a house and not hit something else first, presumably table, chairs, kitchen islands… Now if he was Donatello, or any non-turtle ninja, then Id believe it.
    Also, assuming the slamming came first, he would have grab the mop handle and take several steps backwards before swinging it, most people would cool in that time, just saying. Mop handle seems like a tack on in a “and then, and then, and then, he hit me with a mop handle” kind of way. Or, dude’s an animal, im sure someone’s investigating it.

  42. gunzofsteel says: Mar 22, 2009 4:00 PM

    that’s the first time green has beat anyone in a long, long, time

  43. Eddie Drycleaner says: Mar 22, 2009 4:18 PM

    Domestic violence is a serious issue in our society you bastards.
    Rack him!

  44. east96st says: Mar 22, 2009 4:46 PM

    AFKfootball says:
    “Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon”
    “… Am I missing something?”
    Have a 6’6”, 315 pound athlete smash you across the skull with an aluminum handle, then come back and let us know.

  45. inmymind says: Mar 22, 2009 4:47 PM

    Yea real funny story. Nothing better then a woman getting beat right? Maybe Green isnt the scumbag, the scumbags are the people on here who find humor in this situation.

  46. ViKing says: Mar 22, 2009 5:03 PM

    Ladies, let this be a stern warning to you all,……handcuff your Brooms ASAP!!!

  47. TheTylerRose-BestEver says: Mar 22, 2009 5:20 PM

    beating the mother of his two children with an aluminum mop handle
    hitting her with the mop handle at least once on the right arm
    These two items might be describing the same thing, but they bring completely different reactions to mind.

  48. FumbleNuts says: Mar 22, 2009 6:00 PM

    Another addition to the “Mean Machine” coming?

  49. Xenu_D_Alien says: Mar 22, 2009 6:42 PM

    Isn’t it about time we pass some common sense mop control legislation? We’ve got to do everything we can to keep mops
    out of the hands of children.

  50. raiders117 says: Mar 22, 2009 7:14 PM

    Apparently Green is better at hitting women than he is at blocking.

  51. FillyFinatic says: Mar 22, 2009 7:22 PM

    CLUE: It was Cornell in the Repository with the MOP HANDLE

  52. snccoach says: Mar 23, 2009 5:56 AM

    Here’s something funny but true . Cornell went to UCF and majored in CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Classic.

  53. joetoronto says: Mar 23, 2009 6:51 AM

    IF THIS IS TRUE, (since we only know her side of the story), Al Davis will cut his ass asap.
    No way he puts up with this.

  54. joetoronto says: Mar 23, 2009 7:18 AM

    Vox Veritas says:
    March 22nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    “Cue the comments about the Raiders signing thugs… First arrest in years…”
    Sure if you don’t count Tommy Kelly’s arrest last September. Or Bryant McNeal’s arrest in July of ‘07.
    It’s true, everything is bigger and better in Texas.
    A DUI (Tommy Kelly) and ripping off a pawn shop (Bryant McNeal) don’t compare to Big D, nope.
    Multiple kiddie didlers, dope traffickers, and a Cowgirl stealing $64,000 from his own mother are just part of the infamous
    Congrats, Vox.

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