CBS Sports- Police in Cobb County, Ga., have re-opened an investigation into allegationsRockets center Dwight Howard abused his child, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Howard was investigated for child abuse over the summer, but the case was closed in September after there was not enough evidence to support the allegations. Howard was also investigated in Florida for child abuse, but no charges were filed.
To reiterate what Dwight said, could this very easily be one of his many baby mommas dragging his name through the mud? Yeah, I suppose that could be the case. However, I am historically predisposed to siding against Dwight Howard. That's proven to be a fairly successful strategy thus far. It's like Pavlov's dog. I hear Dwight Howard's name and I start frothing at the mouth and attack everything he stands for. If Dwight is involved he is wrong 100% of the time.
I guess this is like a strategy, huh? If you just pop out a bunch of kids by a ton of different women then you feel comfortable treating a few of them like shit? Law of averages. If he only beats 10% of his kids, is he really a child abuser? How happy is Antonio Cromartie? Of the three most prominent spawners in professional sports, he is clearly the best father. He may not know his kids' names, but at least he doesn't beat the snot out of them. I suppose not knowing their names makes it harder to discipline them.
I don't condone Howard hitting his kids, but he had to start hitting someone, or something. He has been completely emasculated by just about everyone in the NBA. Kobe calling him soft. Durant calling him a pussy. Gary Payton calling him 'a fake'. He is 7 feet tall and everyone treats him like he's the bottom rung of the social totem pole. He is treated like the 12th man off the bench in high school. He is basically the white kid who shags balls at practice and gets to play in the last possession of a blowout. That's how much respect he gets. He is essentially the alcoholic father that hates his boss and takes it out on his family. I don't mind Howard finally getting angry, but maybe take out your frustrations on your peers, and not one of your 35 children.