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NBA Star Arrested: Amar’e Stoudemire’s bail has been set at $1,500 after he allegedly ‘punched his daughter in the jaw after she was rude to her grandmother and spoke back to him.’
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The former NBA All-Star was arrested Saturday night for reportedly hitting his daughter at his Miami apartment.
Stoudemire told cops that his daughter “got a thrashing” for being “disrespectful” and a “liar.”
Stoudemire had just graduated from the University of Miami with a Master of Business Administration.
Former NBA great Amar’e Stoudemire was arrested on Saturday after reportedly striking and slapping his daughter many times.
The event happened just hours after Stoudemire, 40, graduated from the University of Miami with a master’s degree in business administration.
NBA Star Arrested For Punching Daughter in Jaw
According to sports writer Andy Slater, the basketball players told cops that their daughter ‘got a thumping from him for being rude and a liar.’
He claimed she had a ‘giving attitude.’
According to police, bloodstains were found at the site, including on the girl’s sweatshirt and trousers.
The bail for Stoudemire was set at $1,500.
Stoudemire was detained at his Brickell condo in Miami, where he shares four children with his ex-wife, Alexis Welch.
Alexis Welch told police that after seeing a picture of her damaged kid, she came to get her and her two boys. She said Stoudemire told her to pick up their baby because she was “disrespectful.”
According to the daughter, her grandma called her name at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, and she answered, ‘What?’
Her father immediately came into her room and asked her why she was acting so rudely.
The girl afterward denied taking a tone with her grandma, to which her father allegedly replied, ‘You’re talking back again,’ and hit her on the right side of her jaw.
He then slapped her face, gushing blood, and hitting the ‘left side of her body,’ according to the police report.
According to Stoudemire, the youngster had contacted her mother to come to pick her up “because she was unhappy.” He said that she was upset because he had given her a thrashing for being impolite and a liar.
According to the article, Stoudemire exercised his right to remain quiet.
He was issued a no-contact order, and his arraignment is set on January 17.
Stoudemire was chosen by the Phoenix Suns out of high school in 2002 and was crowned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2002-03. During his career, he was named All-NBA five times.