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Former NBA great Amar’e Stoudemire was arrested Sunday in Florida just hours after graduating from the University of Miami and receiving his master’s degree.
Stoudemire, who played for the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks, was charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident involving his daughter, according to Miami-Dade County online records. South Florida sportswriter Andy Slater first reported Stoudemire’s arrest.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire shoots between Heat defenders Chris Bosh and LeBron James during the Eastern Conference playoff in Miami, Florida on April 30, 2012.
Stoudemire’s bail was set at $1,500. He was given a restraining order for the alleged incident and an arraignment hearing was set for January 17.
Slater, citing sources, reported that he told responding officers that his daughter “took a beating from him for being disrespectful and lying.” Police reportedly saw “bloodstains” from the incident.
The 40-year-old Lake Wales native received his MBA just hours before the alleged incident took place.
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 splashy signing to bring him to New York before the start of the 2010-11 season.