I can remember as a child if I got in trouble I was sure to get a whippin’, now this wasn’t a speculation, but a fact and truth that anyone around my age can attest to. It seems the older I get those same truths don’t hold true.
Korie Kellogg, ex-wife of NBA baller Eddy Curry, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after her son told his teachers that his mom had “whooped” him when school officials questioned him about marks on his body. After telling his teachers, he was taken to the hospital and during an examination it was discovered that he had welts and bruises on his face and back.
It’s alleged that she hit the boy with a belt between 15 and 20 times on April 3.
During Kellogg’s arraignment she said that her son’s story was not true but was not allowed to give her side. She was later released on $25,000 bail while the investigation continues. The charge of aggravated battery on a child leveled against her on Thursday is a class 3 felony punishable by 2 to 5 years in jail. There is supposed to be a preliminary hearing later this month.
Kellogg was married to former Thornwood High School basketball phenom Eddy Curry, who was drafted right out of high school in 2001 by the Chicago Bulls. Kellogg and Curry were married on Valentine’s Day in 2001 but Curry filed for divorce in August of that same year, right after the NBA draft.
I don’t know about this one. I’m all about giving your child a whippin’, but out of all the times that I got one I don’t remember having bruises or welts.
We’ll keep you updated as the story unfolds.