AFL star's dad jailed for headbutting cop

Benita Kolovos
Michael Greene assaulted First Constable Rachel Miller, headbutting her at the MCG

The estranged father of GWS midfielder Toby Greene won't be able to watch his son play football live for two years after he was banned from licensed venues and jailed for headbutting a female police officer.

Michael Greene, 60, was sentenced in Ringwood Magistrates Court on Friday to nine months jail for headbutting First Constable Rachel Miller on September 28 as well as resisting arrest twice in 2018.

The court heard Greene was found drunk inside the toilets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after watching his son's team go down to Richmond during the AFL grand final.

He pleaded guilty to six charges relating to the incident, including assault, being drunk in public, resisting arrest and recklessly causing injury to Const Miller, who was present in court on Friday.

Greene also admitted to resisting arrest twice in July 2018, driving an unregistered vehicle and stealing more than $1000 worth of goods from the Cheesecake Shop, Kmart, Myer, Rebel Sport, Target and Woolworths.

Among the stolen items were two footballs and a slice of carrot cake worth $7.

Three charges of resisting an emergency worker, intentionally causing injury to an emergency worker and assaulting a police officer were dropped as part of the plea deal.

Magistrate David Starvaggi also imposed a two-year alcohol exclusion order banning Greene from licensed venues, which includes the MCG and other football grounds.

Greene has spent 63 days in custody.