Dwight Howard Being Investigated for Child Abuse: Latest Details and Reaction

November 18th, 2014 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »
Reports from SI.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday confirm that a child abuse investigation involving Houston Rockets All-Star center Dwight Howard is being reopened.

TMZ Sports first reported the news early Tuesday that police in Cobb County, Georgia, are looking into the alleged child abuse.

According to TMZ Sports, the child's mother took him to the Florida Department of Children and Families in August "and complained [Howard] had whipped their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt, leaving bruises and abrasions on his leg." In speaking with Florida authorities, Howard allegedly "confessed to the belting, but said he didn't realize there was anything wrong with it because he was disciplined the same way as a kid," per TMZ Sports.

According to TMZ Sports' reporting, the Florida Department of Children and Families did not have enough evidence to move forward with any legal action at first. 

However, the alleged abuse occurred in Georgia, and a doctor who examined Howard's son concluded that his injuries were "consistent with a medical diagnosis of physical abuse." That led to a revival of the cas ...

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