Former NFL scout and ESPN analyst Jeremy Green remains in custody on $750,000 bail almost two weeks after he was arrested in Bristol, Connecticut, and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Hartford Courant quotes Green’s public defender, Claud Chong, as calling the bail amount “outrageous.”
“There’s nothing special about this particular defendant that would warrant such a high bond,” Chong said.
It’s not clear why Green, who has been gainfully employed by NFL teams or ESPN for most of his adult life, needs a public defender, but he apparently can’t afford a lawyer, let alone the bond to get himself out of jail. Green is the son of former NFL head coach Dennis Green.
The Courant reports that the judge “ordered a medical watch” for Green after he entered not guilty pleas during a court appearance Tuesday. Green is scheduled to return to court on August 31.