Former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks center Amar’e Stoudemire has broken the silence on his arrest. He was arrested for assaulting his daughter, however he declares that this narrative is false.
This weekend, he was arrested for allegedly beating his teenage daughter, according to TMZ Sports. Sunday morning, he was booked in Miami, Florida, on one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of domestic violence. Recently, he’s been released from custody.
The reports state that Stoudemire struck one of his daughters across the face at least twice, and once with a closed fist. His daughter was left bloodied from the hits, and the blows continued to the body after the blows to the face occurred.
Former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire was arrested for allegedly beating his teenage daughter after she responded with what he described as 'attitude' to her grandmother (his mom) — this according to Miami police. https://t.co/NRoA2f8acl
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) December 18, 2022
Stoudemire released a statement on the matter via Instagram:
“As the investigation unfolds, the facts will show the allegations to be groundless as my daughter’s medical condition is not the result of being assaulted by a father who is nearly 7 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds,” he stated on his Instagram page.
“I could never see myself assaulting any person, especially my children. I respect, protect, and love my family, particularly my children,” Stoudemire continues.
Why Would Amar’e Stoudemire Lose His Control?
According to reports, the reason he lost his composure was while he was attempting to discipline her, she responded with “attitude’ to her grandmother. Ultimately, this led to a “whooping” that seemingly got out of hand by Stoudemire.
Naturally, the daughter reached out to her mother, Alexis, which led to a police call and the arrest.