The Walking Dead's Chad Coleman Tapped for SVU's NFL Violence Episode

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Law & Order: SVU is tackling the issue of domestic violence in professional sports with a little help from a Walking Dead favorite.

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Chad Coleman — better known to TWD fans as Tyreese Williams — will guest-star on the NBC procedural’s Nov. 19 episode, titled “Spousal Privilege,” playing a football player-turned-reporter who is caught abusing his ex-girlfriend on camera. The twist? Both he and his victim want to “keep the charges under the radar.”

Meagan Good (Deception) will also guest-star as Coleman’s character’s ex-girlfriend.

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“Domestic violence, with a push from Mariska Hargitay’s NO MORE campaign, has recently sparked a long-needed national dialogue,” showrunner Warren Leight said in a statement. “‘Spousal Privilege’ explores the personal and legal complexities of this intractable problem. We are thrilled that Chad and Meagan are joining us to take on this challenging episode.”

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  1. Teag says:

    Tyreese Williams?

  2. Laura says:

    It’s so shocking that they’re ripping a current headline and not coming up with anything original. Oh wait… They haven’t done anything original in 3 years. Don’t stoop to this level Chad! You’re better than this. And Meagan Goode too? They’re both better than this show.

    • DYS says:

      The overall Law and Order Franchise has existed with the “ripped from the headlines” premise stories for over two decades.

      • Laura says:

        They usually space out the headlines and the show. You know, wait at least a few years. Warren & Co. can’t do that because they don’t know how to write an original thought. Even the beast storyline was a rip off of the x-files.

        • Leslie says:

          I suppose you prefer stories about mushrooms and poisoned beef and stolen cigarettes? Warren improved the show a hundred fold, sorry you can’t see that.

          • Laura says:

            I’m sorry you’re so delusioned you can’t see that he rips directly from the headlines because he can’t write an original story. Period.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    He’s now 2nd TWD cast member to be on show after Lauren.

  4. I’m fine with SVU ‘ripping headlines’ every week, however I wish they’d stray away from the headline DIRECTLY. It feels like they just get half the episode from what occurred and they craft the rest of the episode along the way along with adding personal flavor (Noah’s illnesses/in the hospital, Amaro coming back into the unit, Rollins’ personal/family issues). I like the headlined episodes, but they should stray them from the ACTUAL events and situations.

    Besides, SVU is under a different category than the original Law & Order or Criminal Intent; these are heinous sex/assault crimes that pretty much overturn the nation and even world and people would rather sweep them under the rug and forget about them than talk about them; at least SVU’s writers/cast want people to know giving football players and politicians ‘slaps on the wrists’ for assault, rape & murder and then turning the other cheek is NOT cool!

    I’d rather SVU rip headlines about sexual assaults/related crimes than to go back to monkey’s in basketballs, animal smuggling cases, going undercover to bust terrorists with the FBI, and white-collar crimes (wild and weird storylines better suited for Law & Order: Criminal Intent — another show lead by Leight who kept from getting thrown into the gutter).

  5. G says:

    I was station with Chad. We were in CPD at Fort Meade, MD. I remember he got out to be a actor. Good going dude.