Pro athletes getting into brushes with the law is nothing new.
But one athlete is definitely making a habit of it.
Now one former NBA star has been arrested for lots of bad behavior off the court.
Ben Gordon, the former NBA star, was arrested after he allegedly hit his 10-year-old son.
The arrest took place at LaGuardia airport while the former Chicago Bulls player was waiting for a flight to Chicago on Monday.
The New York Post reported that Port Authority officers prevented him from boarding the plane.
The two officers sustained minor, unspecified injuries while handcuffing and arresting Gordon.
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The ten-year old was taken out of the airport by his aunt and brought to Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital for evaluation.
TMZ Sports spoke with a witness who said he used a closed fist.
But, if you can believe it, it goes even more downhill from there.
Gordon was reportedly subject to an existing restraining order.
He was charged with violating the order of protection, assault, and resisting arrest.
On Wednesday he was released from the child-hitting incident, before getting placed into custody again, this time in connection with a 2020 robbery, according to Elizabeth Keogh of the New York Daily News.
Police allege Gordon got into an argument with a woman in Harlem, New York, on March 12, 2020.
In addition to allegedly stealing the woman’s phone, the woman told police he elbowed her in the eye.
Gordon is no stranger to law enforcement.
TMZ reported in June 2017 that he lost control in an apartment building and proceeded to pull the fire alarms.
He was also arrested another time after he was physically violent toward a man in November 2017.
Gordon also has a slew of other incidents on his arrest record including driving with a forged license plate, according to the New York Post.
The 6’3″ guard began his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls in 2004.
He spent five years with the team and also played for the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic over eleven seasons.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.