News Channel5 reports that a Metro Parks worker hired to help mentor children is now charged with harming a youngster.
William Frank Pillow Jr., a former Tennessee State University football player who also spent time in the NFL, appeared in Davidson County criminal court Wednesday.
According to the victims' father, Pillow pelted the child with tennis balls in a fit of anger.
The 44-year-old has been arrested for aggravated burglary and assault in the past.
Pillow was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1988, but only played one season.