Former NBA guard Ben Gordon has been arrested after a Chicago McDonald’s security guard was punched in the face, police said.
Ben Gordon : Arrested | Punches security guard
Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon is a British-born American former professional basketball player. Gordon played for 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||April 4, 1983
|Nationality||British / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
And he played college basketball for the University of Connecticut, where he won a national championship in 2004.
He is the only player to have ever won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie. Gordon is second in career three-point field goals for the Chicago Bulls, behind Kirk Hinrich.
Ben Gordon Arrested
Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon was arrested on allegations he beat up two security guards at the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s in Chicago early Friday morning.
Chicago police responded to a call of a disturbance at the fast food joint around 3:28 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. CWB Chicago reported that it was the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s.
Gordon, 39, was being taken out of the restaurant when he punched a 29-year-old male security guard in the face and threw him to the ground, police said. It was not clear why he was being forced to leave.
Gordon also pushed a second male security officer, 21, to the ground, according to CPD.
Both victims refused medical treatment, but Gordon was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery.
The retired shooting guard, who played the last five seasons of his 10-year career with the Bulls, has a history of brushes with the law.
On Oct. 10, he was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after witnesses said he punched his 10-year-old son in the face as they got ready to board a flight to Chicago. Two Port Authority of New York cops and New Jersey police officers were injured during his arrest.
In 2017, he was arrested for pulling a fire alarm in an LA apartment building. Later that year, he was charged with robbery for robbing the manager of a residential complex where he lived. Those charges were dropped after he reached a “civil compromise,” according to TMZ.
Punches security guard
Former NBA guard Ben Gordon was arrested in Chicago for allegedly punching a McDonald’s security guard in the face.
Gordon, 39, was charged with misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm and battery making physical contact, per the Chicago Tribune on Saturday.
Police responded to a disturbance call at the restaurant at about 3:30 a.m. local time on Friday. Police say Gordon was being escorted out when he struck a 29-year-old man and threw him to the ground.
He also shoved a 21-year-old man to the ground, authorities said. Both men refused medical attention.
Gordon was arrested at the scene in his second brush with the law this fall.
On Oct. 11, he was arrested at New York’s LaGuardia Airport for allegedly striking his 10-year-old son with a closed fist. According to the Associated Press, witnesses told the Queens district attorney’s office that Gordon yelled at and hit the child several times after the boy dropped a book.
Gordon played 11 seasons for four NBA franchises, including his first five seasons with the Chicago Bulls (2004-09), who drafted him No. 3 overall out of UConn in 2004.
He averaged 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists and shot 40.1 percent from 3-point distance over 744 games (269 starts).
Gordon made the All-Rookie team in 2004-05 and was voted the league’s Sixth Man of the Year that season. He retired after the 2014-15 season.