Former NBA Player Ben Gordon Arrested for Allegedly Attacking McDonald’s Security Guards

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Former NBA player Ben Gordon was taken into custody on Friday morning at approximately 3:30am. Gordon is accused of assaulting two security guards at a McDonald’s in Chicago, punching and throwing down the older security guard first, then later shoving the younger one to the floor.┬áThe oldest guard is 29-years-old, while the youngest is 21-years-old.

The former player allegedly had to be escorted off the premises when Chicago P.D arrived to the scene, according to police. Gordon has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly causing bodily harm and making physical contact. The victims both denied medical treatment following the assault. Gordon is no longer in custody, according to reports.

The reported incident comes less than one month after Gordon was arrested for allegedly punching his 10-year-old son at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Officials say that the child has a restraining order against Gordon, meaning that the ex-player could face additional charges if he violated that order. Police say that Gordon resisted arrest when they attempted to take him into custody. Two officers were reportedly injured amid the incident.

Since retiring from the NBA, Gordon has been arrested twice in 2017. The first arrest for allegedly pulling fire alarms in an apartment building in Los Angeles. His second arrest came from being accused of punching, pulling a knife, and robbing an apartment manager in Los Angeles. He was ticketed and released on a $50,000 bail. After posting bail, Gordon was arrested once again in connection to an assault case in 2020 that was not closed.

Gordon was the former third player picked overall from the 2004 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. During his collegiate career, Gordon became the Big East tournament MVP and won the NCAA championship with UCONN in 2004. Gordon played 12 seasons in the NBA, including five with the Bulls, three with the Detroit Pistons, three with the Charlotte Bobcats and two with the Orlando Magic. Gordon became a member of the NBA all-rookie team and won rookie of the year in 2005. His last season in professional basketball was playing for the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League, which is the developmental league for the NBA.

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