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Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Former Packers running back Ahman Green was charged Monday with felony child abuse after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face.

Online records show Green, 40, was booked into the jail Monday and charged with child abuse-intentionally causing harm and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred Sunday.

Green appeared in court via teleconference from the Brown County Jail. A court commissioner ordered Green's release Monday on a $2,500 signature bond after ordering him to have no contact with his daughter or others who may have witnessed the incident.

Lee Schuchart, a public defender representing Green at Monday's appearance, called the incident "a constitutional issue'' involving ``parental rights.''

He is next due in court on July 11.

According to the complaint report, Green's daughter alleges that her father punched her in the face after she refused to clean the dishes, a chore she was supposed to do to earn money. The daughter alleges Green also threw her to the ground and against the kitchen cabinets. He then forcefully made her put away silverware and after he let her go, the daughter told police Green "punched me in the face" while she was looking down. Police observed that Green's daughter's left eye was "swollen" and "slightly black and blue." Police also observed two minor scratches. The daughter said her shirt was ripped during the incident.

According to reports, Green told police that he "popped" his daughter by using an open palm to hit her ear but acknowledged that he might have also hit her glasses, causing the injuries around her left eye.

According to WBAY-TV, other people present in the home at the time of the incident witnessed Green picking his daughter up but didn't witness him punching her. WBAY-TV reported that Green's wife told police that the daughter had talked about making a call to authorities so her father would get into trouble with the law.

Records do not list a defense attorney. Lammi Sports Management, which has handled Green's appearances, had no immediate comment.

Green was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2014. He is the team's all-time leading rusher and a four-time Pro Bowl pick.

Green starred at Nebraska, then spent the first two seasons of his 12-year NFL career in Seattle. He played for Houston in 2007-08, but spent most of his career in Green Bay, his last season coming in 2009.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.