Former Green Bay Packers running back and the team’s all-time leading rusher Ahman Green will be spending some time in court in this child abuse case.
As we reported, Green was accused of child abuse by his daughter. She says he punched her after arguing about doing dishes. He says otherwise, admits to getting physical with her, but that he is not a child abuser.
Here’s where it gets more interesting.
Green was in court on Tuesday and waived his right to a pre-trial hearing. Had he not done so, a judge would have decided if there was enough evidence for an actual trial to move forward. While on the surface this might seem somewhat damning, Green has already admitted the physical nature of the confrontation with his daughter to police. As such, there likely was enough for a trial to move forward.
Initially, we knew nothing about Green’s family. We now know more.
Although he’s married, the daughter in question is not his wife’s child.
From the Press-Gazette:
The daughter told police Green pays her an allowance when she comes and stays for extended visitation periods, and that he expects her to do chores to earn that allowance, but that she didn’t want to do it.
Green’s wife, who is not the girl’s mother, told a deputy the girl “is always trying to pull stuff like this” and that she had been talking earlier how she was going to call the police to get Green in trouble, the complaint says.
Make your own judgments from all of that.
Green is currently forbidden from having contact with his 15-year-old daughter, per conditions of his bond.
If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison.