MIAMI (AP) -Battery charges were dropped against Glen Rice after the man allegedly beaten by the former NBA star said he didn't want to pursue the case.
Rice was charged with felony battery in January. He went to estranged wife Christina Rice's home and was said to have punched Alberto Perez several times. Perez, hiding in a closet, was cut on the forehead and needed nine stitches, police said.
Perez has since told prosecutors he does not want to proceed with the case and charges were dropped Friday, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office.
The 40-year-old Rice played six seasons with the Miami Heat and 15 years in the NBA overall, averaging 18.3 points. He was a member of the 2000 Los Angeles Lakers NBA championship team and also played with Charlotte, New York, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rice won an NCAA championship at Michigan and is the school's career scoring leader. .

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 505 New York Knicks  67% Bet Now
#2 503 Miami Heat  59% Bet Now
#3 507 Atlanta Hawks  56% Bet Now
#4 502 Orlando Magic  54% Bet Now

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail NBA 2016-17 MVP Odds Will Stephen Curry make a run at a third straight NBA MVP honor, or will someone else push him for the crown? Get a...
Thumbnail Lottery pick to begin pro career as reserve The Lakers stumbled to a 17-65 finish in 2015-16. Yet that doesn’t mean they’re willing to just hand over the keys to the No. 2 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages