Ex-NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire loses battery charge
Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire was dismissed on Tuesday on a misdemeanor battery charge against him.
Stoudemire was arrested in Florida in December after an alleged incident with his daughter. The former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks great said in a statement that he was “grateful” for the outcome after an investigation.
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“Just over a month ago, my family’s world was turned upside down as I faced allegations that we all knew to be false – which I instantly and publicly denied. Today, I am grateful that after a thorough investigation, all charges have been dismissed,” Stoudemire said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital.
“Fortunately, my family and especially my amazing children are doing well. My faith in the goodness we all have has never wavered and has never been greater. My love for my family is boundless. I appreciate everything. the respect and support received from family, friends and colleagues. Now that this chapter is closed, I look forward to all the great moments to come with my family.”
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Stoudemire’s lawyers said the charge was dropped after an inquest failed to prove the charges.
“Mr. Stoudemire’s vindication by the court underscores who he is and has always been – a person of faith and integrity devoted to his family and his community,” added Stoudemire’s lawyer, Alexander Fox.
Stoudemire was a six-time All-Star and a five-time All-NBA First Team member. He played eight seasons with the Suns and Steve Nash before the Knicks made the splash signing to bring him to New York before the start of the 2010-11 season.
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He played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat and went overseas to conclude his playing career. He served as an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets before leaving the team.