Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, who still lives in the Green Bay area, has gotten off with probation and a small fine for allegedly abusing his daughter. The initial incident occurred last June. It was reported that Green had allegedly pushed and struck his daughter, who was 15 at the time, over an argument about doing dishes.
Green ultimately pleaded no contest on one count of criminal damage to property and one count of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors actually dismissed the charge of felony child abuse.
Instead of jail time, Green got 18 months of probation and a $500 fine.
Green released a statement after the proceedings.
“I am happy that the truth has finally won out and my name has been cleared of the terrible crime of child abuse,” the statement reads. “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. No loving father would do otherwise.”
Interestingly, when he was arrested, Green admitted that he may have thrown his daughter to the ground and he may have hit her upside the head. He’s now calling the allegations against him false.
“I have been a leader my whole life. I teach people to become leaders,” Green said. “So despite the fact I have been cleared of these false allegations, in this situation, as a leader I know that I am a human being; and I am not perfect. But I am willing to continue to strive for perfection in life. Just like all of my experiences in life, this is a situation I can and will learn and grow from, as a father and as a man.”
All of this seems to suggest that Green did something wrong. The statement itself is really quite contrary. Are the allegations totally false or did you do something you need to learn from?
Step two is probably to get a lawyer who can craft a coherent statement — although he did get the child abuse charge thrown out, which is no small feat. Step one would be to stop getting into arguments with your teenage daughter.