Former Green Bay running back Ahman Green sentenced to probation after fight with his daughter

Former NFL running back Ahman Green was found guilty of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property after entering a plea in court on Thursday in Wisconsin, and was sentenced to 18 months on probation.

Green entered an Alford plea — similar to a no-contest plea in an effort to avoid a trial while maintaining his innocence.

The original incident took place on June 26, 2017, when Green was accused of pushing his then 15-year-old daughter and hitting her in the head when she refused to wash the dishes.

Green said that “parental discipline” was the reason behind the altercation. A criminal complaint said his daughter told police that she had been fighting with her father all day before the assault. It also said that Green told police that “he might have thrown the girl to the ground, tearing her shirt, and that he slapped her head and may have hit her glasses, causing an injury to her eye,” the Green Bay Press Gazette reported.

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“I am happy that the truth has finally won out and my name has been cleared of the terrible crime of child abuse,” Green said in a statement on Twitter. “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.”

While on probation, Green isn’t allowed any unsupervised contact with his daughter, must write her a letter of apology, is required to take parenting and anger management classes and undergo an evaluation.

Green spent 12 seasons in the NFL, and eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The four-time Pro Bowl selection is currently the Packers’ all-time leading rusher with more than 8,300 yards, and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2014.

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