Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon arrested on suspicion of robbery

first_imgGordon played 11 years with the Bulls, Pistons, Hornets and Magic, averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2005 as a Chicago rookie.He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2015 and his recent headlines have mostly involved running afoul of the law.He was arrested last week in New York and ticketed for allegedly driving with a forged license.In October, Gordon was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after reportedly arguing with a woman and locking himself into a bathroom of a sports rehabilitation center that he owns in Mount Vernon, New York.Gordon, who was a standout at the University of Connecticut before going pro, told the Hartford Courant in March that he hoped to return to the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments “It is tough, man,” Gordon said. “When you’ve been doing it for so long and have so much structure, without facilities, trainers, it’s a little bit harder.”Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, who coached Gordon at Connecticut, said he spoke with Gordon about a week ago and with his mother Tuesday night.“He’s always been a great kid, but he’s going through a difficult time in his life,” Calhoun said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I know his mom and the rest of his family is supportive of him getting back in the direction we all know Ben Gordon can go.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sumo wrestler Harumafuji retires over assault allegations Malditas save PH from shutout The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Ben Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Bobcats 121-104. 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. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Former NBA player Ben Gordon has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Los Angeles after police said he punched an apartment manager and pulled a knife.Gordon, 34, went to a building Saturday where he had rented two apartments and demanded his security deposit from the manager, police spokesman Tony Im said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breadscenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ When the manager said he didn’t have access to the deposit money, Gordon “punched him in the face,” Im said.The manager was able to give part of the deposit back and Gordon left but came back with a knife and demanded the rest, Im said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSomeone intervened and Gordon left but returned a third time and was arrested, Im said. He was jailed and released on $50,000 bail.His agent, Raymond Brothers, declined to comment. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more