Ben Gordon arrested at LaGuardia for allegedly hitting son, 10, so hard he was hospitalized

Ben Gordon arrested at LaGuardia for allegedly hitting son, 10, so hard he was hospitalized
Former NBA player Ben Gordon was arrested for beating his son at the LaGuardia Airport in New York City (Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former British NBA star Ben Gordon has been taken under arrest after he allegedly hit his son, 10, at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Monday, October 10, 2022. 

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According to a report by New York Post, Gordon was waiting for his flight to Chicago when Port Authority police stopped him from boarding the plane and apprehended him. The player was arrested in handcuffs by the cops at about 8:45 pm. Sources said that an aunt took his son to Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital for evaluation. 

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Following the incident, the 39-year-old former shooting guard was allegedly held at the Port Authority police station while the charges against him remain pending. A source confirmed that the two Port Authority officers endured minor injuries during the arrest of the NBA star. However, further details regarding the incident have not been revealed.

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Gordon had earlier been charged with assault and robbery in 2017. He has a history of being arrested several times. The Sixth Man of the Year award winner publicly revealed being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in February 2020. In an interview with The Players' Tribune, he came forward about his battles with mental illness since retirement and also revealed he had attempted suicide.

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Recently, Gordon was also arrested for driving with a fraudulent driver's license at a traffic stop. The year 2017 was apparently a bad year for the former Chicago Bulls player. Gordon was arrested for barricading himself inside a Mount Vernon store that he owns after a dispute with a woman. Another instance was when he pulled fire alarms in his Los Angeles apartment despite there not being a fire outbreak. 

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The former NBA shooting guard has acquired numerous feats during his time of play. During his 11-year career in the league, he played for four teams — the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic. In his first year in the NBA, he won the Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year awards. The player has been a useful asset for all the teams he played under throughout his journey. While starting off with the Bulls, he later switched to Detroit Pistons. After spending three years there, he was traded for Charlotte Bobcats. Following a short term in Orlando Magic, Gordon finally joined the Golden State Warriors

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