Former Chicago Bulls Star Ben Gordon Arrested For Allegedly Hitting His 10-Year-Old-Son

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Former NBA star Ben Gordon was arrested at LaGuardia airport in New York at roughly 9 p.m. Monday after allegedly hitting his 10-year-old son.

The former Chicago Bulls player was awaiting a flight to Chicago, but Port Authority officers prevented him from boarding the plane, the New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. Two Port Authority officers sustained minor injuries while handcuffing and arresting Gordon, the outlet noted. The nature of their injuries and details surrounding how the injuries were inflicted have not yet been reported.

Gordon’s son was taken out of the airport by his aunt, and she brought him Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital for evaluation, the NY Post continued.

More information regarding the alleged altercation between Gordon, 39, and his son is not currently public. The extent of the young boy’s injuries, if any, have also not yet been reported. (RELATED: Authorities Charge NBA Star Miles Bridges With Felony Domestic Violence And Child Abuse)

The alleged incident at the airport was not the first time police have arrested Gordon. He was arrested in June 2017 when he lost control in an apartment building and proceeded to pull the fire alarms, according to TMZ. Police also arrested him after he was physically violent toward a man in November 2017, the outlet noted.

Gordon’s arrest record also includes driving with a forged license plate, according to the NY Post.

Gordon won an NCAA Championship in 2004. He averaged 15 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game over the course of his 11-year career.

Any charges against the former NBA player are still pending, and the story continues to develop.