Trouble may be brewing for Houston Rockets All-Star center Dwight Howard, who is reportedly now under criminal investigation for child abuse.

A Florida doctor concluded that Howard abused his six-year old son by striking him with a belt buckle, and now the authorities in Georgia want to take a closer look at the case.

Per TMZ:

We’ve learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle.

 

The Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn’t enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn’t know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.

 

Howard’s attorney says [his client’s ex] Royce Reed is “shopping her baseless allegations” to Georgia authorities even though Florida’s Dept. of Children and Families found her claims had “no merit.” […] DCF found the allegations credible but concluded they did not meet the standard of proof required for formal action. The attorney says he’s confident that Georgia will reach the same conclusion because “The truth is on our side.”