Former USF running back DeJuan Green was arrested by the Tampa Police Department early last month on a warrant issued by the Duval County court system for owing more than $2,000 in delinquent child-support payments.
Green, who is still on scholarship and attending classes at USF, was arrested March 8 and charged with one count of contempt of court. He was later released that night on $500 bond.
According to Duval County court records, Green is required to pay $40 a week in child-support payments to Lavander Yvette Collier. Collier gave birth to Green’s daughter, Lavonya Dejuna Green, on Feb. 2, 1998.
According to a Duval County court spokesperson, Green owes $2,526.82 in delinquent child support payments.
Green paid $500 on March 22, his last payment to date.
This was the third arrest for Green, USF’s leading rusher last season, in Hillsborough County since transferring from the University of Georgia in January 2001.
On Sept. 9, 2001, Green was arrested for driving with a suspended/revoked license, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Then on Feb. 14, 2003, Green was arrested on two counts of driving with a suspended/license and one count of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer, a first-degree misdemeanor. According to Green’s Hillsborough County arrest record, the alias Green used was Elgin Hicks, a former USF wide receiver and one of Green’s teammates. Green spent two days in jail before posting bond.
On March 19, Green and nine other seniors from last season’s squad, along with a few other former Bulls, participated in USF’s Pro Timing Day, a series of drills performed in front of several NFL scouts at the USF practice fields.
USF junior Brian Fisher also was arrested last month for owing more than $17,000 in delinquent child-support payments to two different women. Fisher then turned himself over to law enforcement officials a few days later on an outstanding warrant charging him with driving with a suspended/revoked license. Fisher, who was not suspended by USF coach Jim Leavitt, returned to spring practice Saturday for the first time in a week.