Child abuse trial scheduled for former Packers running back Ahman Green
GREEN BAY - A trial date has been set in the child abuse case against former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green.
Judge John Zakowski scheduled Green's criminal trial for mid-April during a status hearing Monday in Brown County Circuit Court.
Green, 40, is charged with one count of felony child abuse and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Green is accused of pushing his daughter and hitting her in the head on June 26, 2017, after she refused to wash the dishes. His daughter was 15 at the time. Green was arrested that night at his home in Ledgeview.
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A criminal complaint says the daughter told police she and Green had been fighting all day on the date of the alleged assault.
The complaint says Green told authorities 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.
If convicted of both charges, Green faces more than six years in prison.
The trial will begin April 18. Green will appear April 16 for a final pre-trial hearing.
Green is the Packers’ all-time leading rusher and a four-time Pro Bowl pick. He joined the Packers in 2000, went to the Houston Texans as a free agent in 2007 and then returned to the Packers for the 2009 season.
He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2014.