Former USC, NFL running back charged with assaulting female students

Harold Green II (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Harold Green II (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Former Gamecock and NFL running back Harold Green has been charged with five counts of assault.

According to Lt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Green turned himself in to deputies just before 4 p.m. on Monday.

Authorities say Green engaged in inappropriate conduct including touching of the arms, backs, and buttocks of female trainers while working as a volunteer coach at Spring Valley High. Green also allegedly followed the touching incidents with comments or other actions towards the victims.

The alleged incidents, according to Sheriff Leon Lott, occurred on multiple occasions and involved victims, ranging from ages 15 to 17, who were working with the school's football program.

Green attended the University of South Carolina from 1986-1989 and received a bachelor's degree in retail management.

Over his career with the Gamecocks, he rushed for 3,005 yards and scored 33 touchdowns.

He was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1990 as the 38th pick.

Green went on to play nine seasons in the NFL with the Bengals, Rams and Falcons. He was inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

Green was released today on

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.