Battery charge against former NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire is dropped


The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said. The victim did not cooperate with his prosecution.
A battery case against former NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire. related to an alleged incident last month involving.


“The case was dropped due to the victim’s failure. To cooperate with the criminal prosecution.” The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Stoudemire, 40, a six-time NBA All-Star who retired from the league in 2016, said shortly. After his arrest in mid-December that a full investigation would show he was innocent.

On Tuesday, Stoudemire credited the authority for the result.

“Today, I am grateful that after a thorough investigation. All charges have been dismissed,” Stoudemire said in a statement. “My faith in the goodness we all hold has never wavered and never been greater.”

Stoudemire’s attorney, Alexander Fox, said in a statement. That the dismissal was “consistent with Mr. Stoudemire’s immediate.

Authorities have not identified the alleged victim. Stoudemire has two daughters, the Miami Herald reported. The affidavit does not specify which authorities believe he was the victim.

The arrest affidavit alleges that he attacked his daughter. Because she was disrespectful to her grandmother. Police who responded to Stoudemire’s Miami-Dade County home. On Dec. 18 said she told them her daughter “got whooping from her. For being disrespectful and a liar,” according to the affidavit.

According to police documents, he allegedly slapped her. And punched her in the jaw, causing a bloody nose. Officers said they “saw blood stains” on the victim’s sweater and pants. And her mother showed them a photo of the girl with blood running down her face.

Stoudemire then remained silent under his constitutional right, the affidavit said. He posted $1,500 bond on a misdemeanor battery charge and was released the day of his arrest.

After retiring from an NBA career. That included playing for the Miami Heat. Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. Stoudemire, a center and power forward, played professional basketball in Israel.

After his arrest, Stoudemire said his Jewish faith. Would prevent him from doing something so violent.

“Fortunately, my family and most importantly. My incredible children are all doing well,” Stoudemire said.

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