Former backup center for the Miami Heat, Willie Reed, got arrested at around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. Reed received a misdemeanor battery charge regarding an alleged domestic violence situation with his wife.

While the 220-pound, 6-foot-10 center has since moved on from the Miami Heat to the Los Angeles Clippers, he was still working in Miami when he was arrested on Sunday morning. Jasmine Reed, the former Miami Heat player’s wife, told the police she was holding their youngest child when Willie began pulling on her hair. She admitted to bashing him in the head with a candle made of glass in order to get away from her husband.

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Willie tells a different story

According to the Miami Herald, the NBA player tells a slightly different story regarding what happened in his police report. Willie claims he never put his hands on Jasmine. He did, however, admit to touching her hair when she got in the elevator. He also admitted to grabbing both her shirt and her purse.

The police officer who took notes in the police report mentioned that the NBA player’s wife had red marks on several parts of her body including the right side of her chest, her left wrist, her right bicep, and her back.

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The officer also noted a little swelling on her left foot.

The 27-year-old – who had just signed on to play for the Los Angeles Clippers a month ago – spent the morning and early afternoon in jail on Sunday before his $1,500 bond was posted. David O. Markus – the NBA player’s defense lawyer – claims Willie will continue to work with the police and the league until all the facts regarding the incident are determined.

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How it started

According to the arrest report, the incident between the ex-Miami Heat player and his wife started on the apartment balcony when she revealed she wanted a divorce. Media outlets note that the two have been married for two years and have two children together. Jasmine claimed Willie told her to leave but said she had to leave everything he had purchased for her behind. This resulted in a tug-of-war for her purse, during which she was taken to the ground and dragged across it before the strap on the purse eventually snapped.

When the purse strap snapped, Jasmine used the opportunity to get back into the apartment. She claims her husband reached for her – tearing her shirt in the process. After getting to the lobby, she left her purse in the hands of the concierge before returning to retrieve her children.

Jasmine was able to retrieve their younger son and headed for the elevator when Willie Reed grabbed her hair and ordered her to put their son down.

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When she did, he grabbed her wrist and twisted her arm, causing her to fall to her knees. This was the moment when the NBA player’s wife was able to grab the glass candle and smash him in the head before getting into the elevator and calling the police from the lobby.

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