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Former NBA ALL-STAR Arrested

January 12, 2008

Sports StarsLegal Woes

Former NBA All-Star Glen Rice was arrested Friday on a felony battery charge after police say he beat a man he found hiding in his estranged wife’s closet.
According to Miami-Dade police, Rice arrived at the house where estranged wife Christina Rice lives, demanding to know the identity of the man she was with and what he was doing at the home.He found Alberto Perez, 37, in the master bedroom closet and began beating him, police say, all the while screaming obscenities.Rice physically removed Perez from the bedroom by the neck, according to the report. Perez then fled the home and called police. He received a cut to his forehead that needed nine stitches, police said.The 6-foot-8 Rice surrendered to police and was released after posting $5,000 bond. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

As of March, the Rices were married nine years and have three young children.Rice was selected by the Heat in the first round of the 1989 draft out of Michigan, where he won an NCAA championship and is the school’s all-time leading scorer.

The 40-year-old Rice played six seasons with the Heat and 15 overall, averaging 18.3 points.

Along with the Heat, he played with the Charlotte Hornets, the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers, retiring after the 2003-04 season.

Rice won an NBA championship with the 2000 Lakers and was the MVP of the 1997 All-Star Game.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Black Kingpin permalink
    January 12, 2008 4:44 pm

    Thank you to my brother who support, and read his blogs! Thought Merchant keep doing what you do,and stimulating our minds even if we don’t agree you keep us as a collective group thinking on different ways to look at things! My brother has allowed us to look at the topic of interracial marriage,especially through sports athletes, and one of my personal favorites Glen Rice! He is not C.Barkley, Shaq, Kobe, and not he best ever Micheal Jordan but he does have a lot of respect by many fans across the NBA AND THE WORLD! My main point in all this is the theory that black athletes marry white women!Well guess what I make this as an example ii your marriage is not going to work it won’t! No matter the race,sexual myths about different races of who does it better or anything else in the long run love should be the basis of all! Glen Rice has never been suspected of drug use, beating his wife, and oh the one everyone likes to use alcoholism! But has been a good husband and sports athlete, but the first time his wife is caught cheating it is said he has been arrested! The public will always view that he is in the wring with a title on a Article like this but he is defending his family! I say to Glen Rice,” You are the man!”, Olympic Champion, All-Starr, 3rd in Three point shooting percentage but you will be remembered for beating your wifes lover that she was cheating on you with!

    P.S. I Thank Thought Merchant for helping me with this issue excuse my grammar we all have different callings in life and mines is not writing but my views have been told!

  2. Retired LE permalink
    November 26, 2008 4:45 am

    Get over it. They were split up dude. She was seeing someone else and Rice didn’t have the right to assault the guy. Just because Rice is some big shot basketball star don’t put him above the law.

  3. rice baller permalink
    September 12, 2009 5:47 pm

    i know it alright know

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