Amar’e Stoudmire’s life was turned upside down when he was accused of domestic violence in December of last year.
Amar’e was arrested on one count of domestic violence and one count of misdemeanor battery. The report claimed the father had slapped and punched one of his daughters across the face for misbehaving with their grandmother.
However, Amar’e was released the following day, and recently, the court ruled on its decision after considering all the evidence and testimony.
What is the court ruling regarding the charges against Amar’e Stoudmire?
The court has decided to dismiss the case against the 40-year-old father, stating, “The charges related to the Dec. 2022 incident have been dropped due to the failure of the victim to cooperate in the prosecution of the criminal case.” The attorney’s office of Miami-Dade County confirms the news.
Previously, the alleged abuser denied all the charges and said, “I could never see myself assaulting any person, especially my children. I respect, protect, and love my family, particularly my children.”
What did Amar’e Stoudemire and his attorney say after the ruling?
The six-time NBA all-star’s attorney released a statement: “The court’s vindication of Mr. Stoudemire underscores who he is and always has been – a person of faith and integrity dedicated to his family and community.”
and the 7-foot-tall American-Israeli said an emotional piece after being freed of all charges. “Today, I’m grateful that after a full investigation, all charges were dismissed. Fortunately, my family and most importantly, my incredible children are all doing well,” he continued. My faith in the goodness we all possess has never wavered and has never been greater. My love for my family is without limits.”
Stoudmire started his NBA career in 2002 after being picked ninth overall in the draft by the Phoenix Suns. He played for the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat until 2016. Later, he went to Israel to continue his career until his retirement in 2020.
He started his coaching career as a player development assistant after retiring from the Brooklyn Nets, but it appears the ex-Sun doesn’t have the prowess to mentor youngsters as he decided not to continue his latest role next season.