Former NBA player Ben Gordon was arrested at LaGuardia airport Monday after allegedly hitting his 10-year-old son. Gordon was set to fly from New York to Chicago. He was awaiting a flight to Chicago when Port Authority cops barred him from getting onto the plane and cuffed him over the alleged abuse at 8:45 p.m. A pair of police officers were injured in the process. The child was taken by his aunt to a hospital for evaluation.
The 39-year-old former Chicago Bulls shooting guard has had several run-ins with the law. He was arrested in 2017 for causing disruptions in an apartment building and pulling the fire alarms. Gordon was also arrested for allegedly beating up a man in an apartment just a few months later.
Former NBA player Ben Gordon. Photo courtsey of Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images