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Dwight Howard Reportedly Under Investigation For Child Abuse

Some disturbing news coming out about Rockets big man Dwight Howard. TMZ is reporting that Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse after beating his 6-year old son with a belt buckle. The incident occurred in Howard’s home state of Georgia, attorneys are taking a closer look at the case.

This is terrible news for the Rockets and even worse for Dwight.

As per TMZ:

We’ve learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle.

The Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn’t enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn’t know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.

Law enforcement tells us … Georgia cops asked Florida for the file, but the DCF dragged its feet and did not cooperate. So it turned into a cold case until Monday, after Cobb County detectives saw the TMZ Sports story summarizing a doctor’s findings that Howard committed child abuse.

Howard’s attorney tells TMZ … Howard’s baby mama Royce Reed is “shopping her baseless allegations” to Georgia authorities even though Florida’s Dept. of Children and Families found her claims had “no merit.”

For the record … DCF found the allegations credible, but concluded they did not meet the standard of proof required for formal action.

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