Georgia police have reopened a child abuse investigation of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, Cobb County police said on Tuesday. The case investigating Howard’s treatment of his son, who was six years old at the time of the incident, was opened on Oct. 1, but police suspended the initial probe due to lack of evidence. Over the last 48 hours however, police say new information has led them to reopen the case.
“The case involves an incident from last summer in which Howard admitted to authorities that he had hit his child with a belt,” ESPN reports. “[Howard] told police that he was disciplined in such a manner growing up and didn't realize it was wrong.”