Dwight Howard Abused His Child?
Dwight Howard may have avoided child abuse charges after he was investigated by Florida authorities for hitting his six-year-old, Braylon, with a belt. However, a medical examiner determined Braylon was indeed abused. He was struck with a belt buckle and hit with excessive force.
Dwight admitted to disciplining his child, but did not think it was abuse because it’s how he grew up which is the same thing NFL star Adrian Peterson said about his child abuse case.
“Dr. Kesler noted Braylon to have a linear bruise and patterned abrasions consistent with the history given by Braylon of being struck with a belt numerous times by his father.”
The report also states the injuries were “consistent with Braylon being struck with the buckle end of the belt … with excessive force, resulting in soft tissue injuries such as bruising and abrasions.”
Howard’s lawyer issue this statement:
The Florida Dept. of Children and Families thoroughly examined all of the evidence and determined that there was insufficient evidence of child abuse.”
In an odd move, Dwight filled for full custody of his son after his baby’s mother and former “Basketball Wives LA” star Royce Reed accused him of abusing their son — they found no evidence to support her claim. At one point, Dwight called Royce a “shockingly unfit mother who gives their son psychotropic drugs so she can have a “chemical babysitter.”
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