Amar’e Stoudemire had quite an eventful weekend.
The former NBA great was arrested on Sunday in Florida just hours after he graduated from the University of Miami and received his master’s degree. Stoudemire, who starred for the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks, was charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly punched his own daughter.
Stoudemire, who starred for the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks, was charged with misdemeanor battery after an incident with his daughter, according to Miami-Dade County online records. South Florida sports journalist Andy Slater first reported Stoudemire’s arrest,” Fox News reported on Sunday morning.
According to Slater’s sources, he stated Stoudemire told responding officers his daughter “received a whooping from him for being disrespectful and a liar.” Police reportedly saw “blood stains” from the incident.
Stoudemire’s bond was set at $1,500 and was given a stay-away order over the alleged incident.
The 40-year-old was a six-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA First-Team member. He played eight seasons with the Suns and Steve Nash before the Knicks brought him in before the start of the 2010-11 season.
He played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat and went overseas to wrap up his playing career.