Ex-Packers RB Ahman Green Enters Plea On Charges That He Punched His 15-Year-Old Daughter In The Face
Back in June 2017, Ahman Green got himself arrested on suspicion of child abuse and reports soon surfaced accusing him of punching his own 15-year-old daughter square in the face because she wouldn’t wash the dishes.
It’s taken almost a year to come to a conclusion to the case, but on Thursday, it got closer after the former Green Bay Packers RB entered a plea of guilty to disorderly conduct.
TMZ has the details:
“Green had acknowledged getting physical with his child (admitting he pushed her) but said he was only disciplining her for refusing to do the dishes — and did not cross the line into child abuse.
Still, prosecutors pushed forward with the case … and ultimately struck a plea deal with Green in which he agreed to enter an Alford Plea to two lesser misdemeanor charges (disorderly conduct and criminal damages). “
An Alford plea basically states that the accused denies any wrongdoing but accepts that there was enough evidence against them to get a conviction.
“In exchange prosecutors recommended NO jail time. Instead, he’ll likely get 18 months probation, fines, anger management and will have to write a letter of apology to his daughter.
Green appeared in court Thursday for the hearing.
Green has issued a statement insisting his “name has been cleared of the terrible crime of child abuse.”
“I have never and would never abuse anyone, including my daughter whom I love, dearly.”
“While I have no doubt in my mind that I would have been successful in front of a jury of my peers in defending myself against all charges, even the two minor charges to which I have entered a no-contest plea, I decided as a father that I did not want to put my daughter, and the rest of my family, through the emotional trauma of a trial.”