Complaint: Former Packer Green hit daughter during dispute over dishes
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) -- Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green hit his 15-year-old daughter in the face during a dispute over household chores, prosecutors say.
Green, 40, was arrested Sunday at his Ledgeview home. He faces one felony count of physical abuse of a child - intentionally causing bodily harm, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
According to the criminal complaint, a neighbor called police when Green's daughter showed up at her house saying she had been abused. The girl told sheriff's deputies her father wanted her to do the dishes to earn allowance money, but she did not want to do the work. She said Green physically pulled her into the kitchen, ripping her shirt, and punched her in the face.
When interviewed by deputies, Green admitted pulling his daughter into the kitchen and hitting her in the head with an open hand.
"It is very strange to see a case like this charged at this degree," said Lee Schuchart, a public defender representing Green for his initial appearance. "Obviously this is a constitutional case of child-rearing compared to resulting in charges."
In court Monday, a judge set a $2,500 signature bond for Green. He was ordered to have no contact with his daughter, several other relatives who were home at the time, a nanny who was present, and the neighbor who called police. Green is also barred from having unsupervised contact with minors.
"The victim had to run next door to get help, because no one in the house was helping her during the incident," said Melissa Decker Cheslock, an assistant district attorney for Brown County.
If convicted, Green could spend up to six years in prison.
Green played for the Packers from 2000-06 and again in 2009. His 8,322 rushing yards are the most in team history.
Green played his college ball at Nebraska, and also played for the Seattle Seahawks (1998-99) and Houston Texans (2007-08).