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Ben Gordon arrested for punching security guard days after being charged with assault for hitting son

Gordon, 39, was taken out of the restaurant when he punched a 29-year-old male security guard in the face and threw him to the ground
Ben Gordon was arrested for beating up a security guard at McDonald's in Chicago after being previously arrested for beating up his 10-year-old son (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ben Gordon was arrested for beating up a security guard at McDonald's in Chicago after being previously arrested for beating up his 10-year-old son (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Former Chicago Bulls player Ben Gordon was arrested on Friday, November 4, for allegedly beating up two security guards at the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s in Chicago. Chicago Police Department received a call of a disturbance at the fast food joint around 3.28 am, which led to his arrest. 

Meanwhile, he was also arrested on October 10 after witnesses said he punched his 10-year-old son in the face while they got ready to board a flight to Chicago at LaGuardia Airport. Further, two Port Authority of New York cops and New Jersey police officers were injured during his arrest.


Ben Gordon smiles during arrest for grabbing woman's phone, hours after being bailed for hitting son, 10

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

The former player was taken out of the fast-food joint after he punched a male security guard, 29, in the face and threw him to the ground. The reason why he punched the guard is still unknown. Meanwhile, later he also pushed another guard, 21, to the ground, reported New York Post. However, the guards rejected medical treatments and he was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery. New York Post also revealed that he is no longer under custody.

According to DailyMail, 39-year-old Gordon yelled at his son. He punched him several times in the face after the boy dropped a book on the ground, reported witnesses, including an American Airlines employee. Meanwhile, he was arrested on the spot as six witnesses claimed that he repeatedly punched his son Elijah, whom he shares with ex-fiancé Sascha Smith in the face for dropping a book. The incident took place around 8.54 pm.

Ben Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon was arrested after allegedly beating up two security guards at a McDonald's in Chicago (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) 

The witness alleged that the player smacked Elijah with a "closed fist, smacking the victim in the face." Though he appeared in the court for the hearing on October 14, it is now adjourned to December. The report by NBA suggests last month for the attack on his son he was charged with assault, resisting arrest, contempt, and child endangerment in New York. After his arrest following the alleged assault on his son, Gordon was released after celebrity bail bondsman Ira Judelson paid the $50,000 insurance bond.

As he was taken into custody after hitting his son, he was seen with a wide smile as a cop escorted him into Manhattan Central Booking with his hands cuffed behind his back. His attorney Joshua Kirshner said, “he’s fine, he’s happy to be heading home to friends. Meanwhile, he played for the University of Connecticut under  Chicago Bulls which was drafted in 2004. Gordon played 11 seasons in the NBA with Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte, and Orlando. His best season was 2006-07 when he averaged 21.4 points and 3.6 assists for the Bulls.