Dwight Howard Admitted To Child Abuse After Leaving Belt Marks On Son
Dwight Howard may be an alleged p***y, but he is no child abuser.
Last night it was being reported that the Houston Rockets big man was being investigated on child abuse charges. It was being alleged by the mother of his child Royce Reed. I guess since the Adrian Peterson saga is fresh in everybody’s mind she thought she can get away with it. Wrong.
According to TMZ,
Sources connected to Howard tell TMZ … Children’s Services closed out the case after determining the injuries depicted in the photos were not caused by a belting. In other words … whatever Howard did was not that serious.
And there’s this twist … Howard filed legal docs Wednesday and he’s gunning for full custody, claiming Reed is a shockingly unfit mother who gives the kid psychotropic drugs just so she can have a “chemical babysitter.”
Howard’s rep tells TMZ, authorities found the allegations “frivolous,” adding, “It’s no coincidence that these false allegations were ‘leaked’ on the heels of Dwight filing for major custody of his son.”
Of course the baby mother won’t stop the fight, going on Instagram and exclaiming that she is going to continue her fight.
“The case is not closed and he is/was not cleared! The investigation is still open as he refuses to speak to the police. So whoever these reps are that are and trying to slander me, just know the gloves are off and I’m not the one to play with when it comes to my son. That is all.”
Update: It seems like Howard may be in some trouble after all after a doctor has come out saying that the child had belt marks around him when he was evaluated.
Dwight Howard was cleared of child abuse in Florida … but now we know the doctor who examined his child determined the boy was hit with a belt buckle, struck with excessive force and was the victim of abuse.
As TMZ Sports previously reported … Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he hit the kid but says he didn’t know it was wrong because that’s how he grew up.
TMZ Sports has obtained documents from the Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), summarizing the findings of the doctor who examined Braylon. It says, “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.”