Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green was charged Monday with felony child abuse after his 15-year old daughter told police he punched her in the face. Green, 40, was also charged with disorderly conduct in the incident late Sunday in the Green Bay suburb of Ledgeview.

(Photo: Courtesy of Brown Country Jail)

 

According to the criminal complaint, Green’s daughter told police that he struck her in the face in a dispute over getting her to do the dishes. She also said he threw her to the ground and against kitchen cabinets.

A court commissioner ordered Green’s release Monday on a $2,500 signature bond after ordering him to have no contact with his daughter or others who may have witnessed the incident.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green’s next court appearance was set for July 11.

Green was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2014. He is the team’s all-time leading rusher and a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

Green starred at Nebraska, then spent the first two seasons of his 12-year NFL career in Seattle. He played for Houston in 2007-08, but spent most of his career in Green Bay, his last season coming in 2009.

Letroy Guion arrested.. again

Last week Packers coach Mike McCarthy warned his players to stay out of trouble during their time before training camp. One player, who has been in and out of trouble, apparently did not listen.  Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been arrested again.

Already facing a four-game suspension to start the 2017 season for violating the league’s PED policy, Guion could now face personal conduct penalties after a being arrested for drunk driving in Hawaii.

According to Sam Spangler of KHON, Guion was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. He was pulled over in Waikiki around 4 a.m., and later failed a breathalyzer test.

The 30-year-old Guion was also arrested in 2015 on marijuana and handgun charges, when he was stopped in Florida with $190,028.81 in cash in his truck.

Last week, during Packers mini-camps, coach McCarthy talked about how he hoped his players would stay safe and out of trouble.

“You always worry about them,” said McCarthy. “So knock on wood. I don’t worry a whole lot once you get past the 4th of July.”

Packers release training camp schedule

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers announced their 2017 training camp schedule on Monday, with practices beginning on Jul. 27.

Practices (all at 8:15 a.m. CT)
Thursday, Jul. 27
Friday, Jul. 28
Saturday, Jul. 29
Sunday, Jul. 31
Monday, Aug. 1

The Packers will hold two night practices at 6:15 p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4. The annual Family Night practice will take place at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Open Practices
Tuesday, Aug. 15 (12:15 p.m. CT)
Wednesday, Aug. 16 (11:45 a.m. CT)
Tuesday, Aug. 22 (12:15 p.m. CT)
Wednesday, Aug. 23 (11:45 a.m. CT)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 (11:45 a.m. CT)

Lacy earns additional $55,000 after meeting Seahawks weight incentive

SEATTLE — Former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy weighed as much as 267 pounds, and after signing with the Seattle Seahawks, he’s met his latest benchmark.

Lacy’s one-year deal with the Seahawks included $385,000 worth of incentives for dropping some of that weight. Monday, he met his second of seven weigh-ins,  worth $55,000 each. He had to weigh less than 250 pounds to meet Monday’s requirement. His next weigh-in will reportedly happen in August.

The former Rookie of the Year struggled with weight issues during his final two seasons in Green Bay, but nagging ankle injuries likely contributed to his weigh gain. Prior to the 2016 season, Lacy worked with P90X creator Tony Horton to get back in shape.

Lacy missed 11 games in 2016 due to weight and injuries. Seattle has alternatives if Lacy can’t stay healthy, with a backfield of Thomas Rawls. Alex Collins, Mike Davis, CJ Prosise, and others.

Packers reach deal with rookie S Josh Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday that they’d signed rookie safety Josh Jones to his four-year contract, although details of that contract weren’t made public.

It’s expected that his deal is worth somewhere in the $4.23 million range based on where he was selected in the NFL Draft — 61st overall. The Packers noted his versatility as a big reason why they drafted the redshirt junior out of North Carolina State. During rookie orientation, Jones was also getting work at inside linebacker where he could see additional time on game days.

Jones recently fired his sports agent, First Round Management, and went with Drew Rosenhaus as his representative as he worked towards a contract agreement with Green Bay.

Packers announce dates for training camp, open dates for OTA’s and minicamp

GREEN BAY | Mark your calendars! The Packers have announced nearly their entire offseason schedule.

The Green and Gold will conduct organized team activities May 22-24, May 31, June 1-2, and June 6-9, and conclude their offseason program with mandatory minicamp June 13-15.  The Packers will then report to training camp on July 26th and have their practice the following day on the renovated Ray Nitschke Field.

The open OTA practices for fans to watch the team in action will be May 23, June 1 and June 6. OTA and minicamp practices will be held at Hinkle Field as Ray Nitschke undergoes renovations in preparation for training camp. Each minicamp practice June 13-15 will be open to the public.

 

Another announcement to expect near the end of this month will be the date of the Packers’ annual Family Night, which is a live scrimmage in front of roughly 70,000 people packed into Lambeau Field. The practice itself should be at the end of July.

 

The Joe & Ebo Experience: Them Be Fightin’ Words

MADISON | Not sure if there’s something in the air or everyone just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but it got testy today.

With caller on caller violence running rampant on the airwaves this lovely Tuesday, it got me thinking on a new event… THE ZONE’S FIRST PAY PER VIEW WRESTLING MATCH! Seriously, let’s make this happen. I need something to hold me over until football is back.

In between the on-air spats, we also get into our own power rankings in the NFL and try and nail down our Brewers party. Give it a listen.

 Today On The Joe & Ebo Experience:

The Joe & E-Poll

Jeremy vs The Wizard vs Hawkeye

Power Rankings

Gator Frank vs #ScottTakes

Listen to the Joe & Ebo Show weekdays from 8a to 11a on 106.7FM 1670AM The Zone

Cutler: If Packers called, “I’d have to pass on that”

CHICAGO — Jay Cutler recently announced his retirement from professional football, but told Fox Sports One on Monday that he’d choose retirement over the opportunity to play for the Green Bay Packers if they ever needed his services.

Doug Gottlieb filled in as host of “The Herd With Colin Cowherd” and posed a scenario: Would Cutler sign with his former rival if Aaron Rodgers were ever hurt?

“Everyone loves hypotheticals,” Cutler began. “…Honestly, if the Green Bay Packers call, I’m probably not going to do it. I don’t think they would ever call me, but I’d probably have to pass on that.”

Cutler played in only five games in 2016, throwing four touchdowns and five interceptions before being replaced by Mike Glennon. Cutler ends his career in Chicago with at least 14 franchise records, including passing yards (23,443) and passing touchdowns (154).

The Joe & Ebo Experience: Cutty Does It

MADISON | A very tough day in the NFL, but when we’re feeling down, we must remember the good times.

It’s with a heavy heart that I type this… Jay Cutler’s playing days are behind him. *tries to hold back the tears* That’s right. Jay Cutler is hanging it up for a job in the broadcast both. *tears begin to flow*

We’ll never forget you and all the love you showed the Packers defense, Jay.

The news was so upsetting that Joe Miller couldn’t even complete the show. He was sure to give his love though, as well as

Today on the Joe & Ebo Experience:

If Cutty Leaves Me Now, He Takes Away The Biggest Part Of Me

Just RJ Being RJ

Brewers Keg Party

Kevlar Vest Day

Wedding Etiquette

Ebo Loves Cutler

Listen to the Joe & Ebo Show weekdays from 8a | 11a on 106.7FM 1670AM The Zone

Datone Jones sour over transition from Packers to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — New Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Datone Jones says the Green Bay Packers didn’t show serious interest in re-signing him until they learned he was meeting with the Vikings.

That was the crux of Jones’ explanation of his transition from Titletown to a city that hasn’t won a championship in the four major sports since 1991 (Minnesota Twins). He tells the Associated Press that as soon as he met with coach Mike Zimmer and rest of Minnesota’s staff, he was convinced he should sign with the Packers’ rival.

“I don’t think they really made a strong effort until I took a visit to Minnesota,” he said. “I think once I came to Minnesota, my mind was actually made up. Once I sat down with Coach Patterson, I think my mind was made up right then and there.

“Once I sat down with Coach Zimmer [and] the rest of the coaching staff, I think my mind was pretty much made up. I had some of the best years I could ever have in Green Bay, and I thank the Packers organization for those great years, but you know, I think it was just time for me to move on with my life and come somewhere new and get a new start.”

We may never know what offers Green Bay had on the table for Jones, but he signed with Minnesota on a one-year, $3.75 million deal after a productive “contract year” with the Packers. He logged 17 tackles, a sack, and two passes defensed in 2016. Much of that had to do with converting to more of a hybrid or “elephant” role that year, where he started a career-high four games.

But he’ll be reverting back to a familiar role once he arrives in Minnesota. Zimmer anticipates Jones will be moved to an interior lineman position in their 4-3 scheme, similar to what he ran in UCLA before being drafted in the first round by the Packers in 2013.