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Former NBA star Amare Stoudemire was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami at his condominium after he allegedly punched and slapped his daughter.

The 40-year-old man was taken into custody shortly after 1 a.m. at his Brickell Key home by Miami-Dade police officers who were called to the home after Stoudemire’s ex-wife said she came to pick up the child, pleading for help after receiving a picture. for.

According to the arrest report, the daughter said she went to her bedroom Saturday night when her father came into the room and asked why she was “acting out” after making out with her grandmother. Stoudemire allegedly told the child he was talking back and punched the child on the right side of the jaw.

The victim said Stoudemire slapped him in the face and on the left side of his body, causing him to have a bloody nose. Stoudemire allegedly told his ex-wife to come get the baby because she was being “disrespectful,” later telling police he was also a “liar.”

Stoudemire faces a misdemeanor charge and a $1,500 bond.

The Florida native, who was born in Wales and finished his high school career in Orlando, was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He spent 14 seasons playing in the NBA, including the 2015-16 season with the Miami Heat, before spending five seasons playing in Israel.

Stoudemire announced on social media that he graduated with his MBA from the University of Miami on Saturday.



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