Amar’e Stoudemire arrested for punching daughter

Former NBA player and assistant coach Amar’e Stoudemire was reportedly arrested Saturday just hours after earning a master’s degree from the University of Miami, according to Andy Slater.

“Stoudemire allegedly punched his daughter in the jaw and slapped her several times after she “misbehaved,” according to a law enforcement source. Police say they saw bloodstains. Stoudemire’s bail is listed at $1,500..

JUST IN: Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire was arrested in Miami on Saturday just hours after graduating with a master’s degree.
Stoudemire, charged with battery, allegedly told cops his daughter “received a whooping from him for being disrespectful and a liar,” sources say. https://t.co/nLstRHZCvH

Stoudemire had graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Miami that day before the alleged altercation with his daughter. The 40-year-old has two daughters with his ex-wife Alexis. According to the arrest report, the incident occurred around 10 p.m.

The arrest report states that Stoudemire punched his daughter in the jaw and slapped her several times after he felt she was “misbehaving” with her grandmother. The incident reportedly took place in Amar’e’s apartment.

“The report states that Amar’e Stoudemire told police that the child had called her mother to pick her up ‘because she was sad’ and she ‘was sad because she received a scolding from him for being disrespectful and lying.’ “

The former Maccabi Tel-Aviv player played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending time with the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat. He was a six-time All-Star and was on five All-NBA teams during his career. After his pro adventure in America, Stoudemire played overseas before returning to the NBA as an assistant coach.

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