Cobb County police are investigating allegations that Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard abused his 7-year-old child.
According to Sgt. Dana Pierce, the incident happened on Oct. 1, 2014. Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by the Florida agency Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families, Pierce said.
Police looked into the case, but initially did not find anything. However, in the last 24 hours, more information has come forth that has led police to take another look at the case, Pierce said.
No arrests have been made, and no other details about the allegations are available. Cobb County Police are investigating because the alleged incident happened there, Pierce said.
"We are aware of the allegations concerning Dwight Howard and are in the process of independently gathering the facts," NBA executive vice president of communications Mike Bass told USA TODAY Sports.
The Rockets declined to comment on the case.
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