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Ex-NBA great Amar'e Stoudemire breaks silence on arrest: 'I could never see myself assaulting any person'

Dec 19, 2022

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire broke his silence hours after he was arrested for misdemeanor battery following an alleged incident with his daughter.

Stoudemire wrote in a message posted to Instagram that the investigation will find the allegations in the incident baseless. He asked for privacy in the issue.

"Over the last 24 hours, an incident at my family home led to (me) being charged with assaulting my daughter," the message read. "It is an allegation based on a report that does not square with the facts. I am of the Jewish faith, today Jewish people all over the world celebrate Hanukkah and hear the story of how we fought wickedness. I believe that ‘whatever is hateful to you, do not do to others."

"As the investigation unfolds, the facts will show the allegations to be groundless as my daughter’s medical condition was not the result of being assaulted by a father who is nearly 7 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds. I could never see myself assaulting any person, especially my children. I respect, protect, and love my family, particularly my children. As a father, I ask for your grace as we secure our space and privacy."

Source: Fox News

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