Miami, Dec 19 Former American Professional Basketball League player and star Amar’e Stoudemire was arrested on charges of beating and slapping his daughter at his home in the South Florida city of Miami.
Stoudemire, 40, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, was detained by police on Sunday morning at his apartment in a condominium on Brickell Key, an islet near downtown Miami, according to local media, after being alerted by his ex-wife. was. Former player of the best league in the world.
According to police, and according to the testimony of the minor, the incident occurred on Saturday night when the former Phoenix Suns player entered his daughter’s room to accuse her of “bad attitude” towards her grandmother, after which he hit her. . Jab, then slapped him in the face and on the left side of his body.
Stoudemire later called his ex-wife to pick up their daughter, who started bleeding from the nose, because, he said, the minor was “abusive”, and later told police that she was also a “liar”. As reported by the channel NBC6.
The former player, who played for the Miami Heat in the 2015-2016 season before playing five seasons in Israel, was released after posting $1,500 bail and was charged with minor assault.
“This is an allegation based on a report that does not match the facts,” Stoudemire said on his official Instagram account, where he added that the investigation will reveal “the allegations are baseless.”
“My daughter’s medical condition is not the result of being assaulted by a father, who is about 7 feet -2 meters – tall and weighs 250 pounds -113 kg -“, deepened the former player, who said he would never Will not be able to attack anyone, except their children.
“I respect, protect and love my family, especially my children,” said Stoudemire, who graduated from the University of Miami with an MBA on Saturday.