Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard was cleared in a child abuse investigation involving his son Braylon, but his baby momma Royce Reed suggests there's more to the story and the case is still open. More inside....
It's open season on athletes and the ways they choose to discipline their kids (seeAdrian Peterson) and Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard was recently caught in the crossfire. Although TMZ reports that he's been cleared, we've recently learned that Dwight (shown atop with son Braylon, daughters Jahaziel and TaShanda) was investigated for abusing his son Braylon.
Law enforcement sources revealed to TMZ Sports that former "BBW" star Royce Reed brought 6-year-old Braylon, the son she shares with Dwight, to Children's Services in the Orlando, FL with bruises and abrasions on his leg, allegedly caused by a belt.
During an interview with authorities, Dwight confessed to whipping Braylon and his lawyers went on to file legal docs claiming he (Dwight) never caused marks, bruises, welts or injuries requiring medical treatment.
The case was CLOSED out by Children's Services (according to TMZ Sports) and no charges were filed against Dwight. But....Royce Reed woke up Sunday morning with a lot to say.
Royce and Dwight have been battling over custody of Braylon for years and this is just the latest in their legal battle. According to TMZ, last Wednesday, Dwight filed legal docs claiming Royce was an unfit mother. His rep added, "
It's no coincidence that these false allegations were 'leaked' on the heels of Dwight filing for major custody of his son...It is troubling to see a mother use her son as a pawn against his father," and that Dwight will do "whatever is necessary to protect [the child's] welfare and best interests."
SMH....former professional cheerleader Royce is NOT one to sit on the sidelines so we're sure she'll respond to Dwight's legal team and his reps' accusations. We'll keep you posted....
Watch Braylon having fun with his dad:
Photos/video via Dwight's Instagram/Royce's Instagram