Friday, January 11, 2008
Former All-Star Glen Rice arrested on battery charge
MIAMI -- Former Miami Heat 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.
Rice went to the home of estranged wife Christina Rice and
punched Alberto Perez several times, police said. Perez 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
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.