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Former NBA Player Arrested for Allegedly Hitting Son in LaGuardia airport

Written by Tony Ghaul

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.

Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon is pictured with his sons in an undated Twitter photo.
Photo courtsey of Twitter/Ben Gordon

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

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