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Former Suns, Knicks and Heat player Amare Stoudemire was arrested on Dec. 17 for domestic violence after he allegedly punched and slapped his daughter so hard she drew blood. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire, a former NBA star who graduated from USA Basketball in 2016, was arrested in Miami on Saturday after completing his master’s degree at the University of Miami.

According to the Miami Herald , Stoudemire was arrested after 10pm at his Miami apartment and charged with domestic violence abuse after allegedly slapping and punching one of his daughters so hard she drew blood.

The arrest report, obtained by the Herald, contains quotes from Stoudemire’s daughter (a minor, who remains unidentified), the girl’s mother and Stoudemire’s ex-wife, Alexis, and Stoudemire himself. According to his daughter, the 6-foot-10, 255-pound Stoudemire became upset when he thought she was “giving an attitude” to his grandmother and allegedly punched her in the jaw, slapped her in the face and slapped her in various places. on the left side of his body after he denied his attitude.

Alexis told police she came home to pick up her daughter and two sons after receiving a text and picture from her daughter asking for help. She also received a text from Stoudemire, who told police she texted Alexis to pick up her daughter “because she was sad” and she was “sad because she was disrespected by him for being disrespectful and a liar.”

The police, who were called to the house after receiving a report of a custody dispute, saw blood on the daughter’s clothes upon arrival.

“I observed blood stains on the victim’s sweater and sweatpants,” the arrest report states, via the Miami Herald. “The victim’s mother showed me a photo she received from her daughter, in which the victim is crying and blood is running down her face.”

The Herald reported that after his arrest, Stoudemire chose to exercise his right to remain silent. He was released on a $1,500 bond and a no-contact order was issued. His next court hearing is scheduled for January 17, 2023.

Stoudemire, 40, was the 9th overall pick of the Phoenix Suns in 2003 and won Rookie of the Year. During his 14-year NBA career, he spent significant time with the Suns and New York Knicks, as well as playing for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He recently spent two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets as a player development assistant.



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