The alleged ringleader of the meth lab operation that is being investigated has been revealed to be the son of a former Green Bay Packer player, according to myFOXwausau.com.
Richard Nitschke, 48, of Rhinelander, was raised by none other than Ray Nitschke, starting linebacker for the Packers from 1960-1972. The Hall-of-Fame linebacker, under Vince Lombardi, logged the third-most career games for the Packers, playing in multiple Super Bowls and was named MVP of the 1962 NFL Championship Game, among many other honors.
Richard Nitschke is one of three children adopted by Ray Nitschke, said Brigit Haucke of Minocqua, Nitschke’s ex-wife, according to myFOXwausau.com.
Nitschke was issued a $5,000 cash bond at his court date on Jan. 16, and has remained in jail, unable to meet the bail.