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Allen Iverson Appears In Court To Settle Abduction Claims [Report]

Allen Iverson is in the news for all the wrong reasons this week.

Allen Iverson has returned his five children to their mother but not before he went to court and cleared up the accusations that claims he abducted his own kids at a hotel in Georgia, according to a report by TMZ. The former NBA star has been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, but it looks to be a huge misunderstanding after it was revealed that he appeared in the Fulton County Court in Georgia last Wednesday.

The story had thousands of fans questioning Iverson’s ability to take care of his children after his ex-wife Tawanna Iverson filed court documents to settle the incident. TMZ originally reported that Tawanna claimed that the former 76ers’ guard asked for permission to take their five kids on a vacation to North Carolina from May 22 to May 26 before never bringing them back home.

By the time the “vacation” was supposed to be over, Iverson had yet to return his kids to their mother, which started the entire ordeal. Tawanna went on to say that she believed Allen Iverson didn’t take the kids to North Carolina at all and that they were being kept at a Sheraton Hotel in Georgia.

Her ex-husband cleared up the claims this past Wednesday, as TMZ reported that Iverson told the judge that his ex-wife had full access to their five children during their stay at the hotel. They also reported that Tawanna testified that she could have picked up the children but didn’t want to make the 45 minute drive.

After the controversial basketball star’s testimony, the judge decided against throwing him in jail and the kids were returned to their mother. This could be the beginning of more problems to come for the former couple, who had their divorce finalized in February. During the hearing, a judge said that Iverson “does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.”

Do you believe the entire ordeal was a complete mix-up or that Allen Iverson actually abducted his own kids?

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