Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon was arrested for beating two security guards at Chicago’s Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s early Friday morning.
Chicago police responded to a call of a disruption at the fast food joint around 3:28 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. CWB Chicago reported it was Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s.
Gordon, 39, had walked out of the restaurant when he punched a 29-year-old security guard in the face and knocked him to the ground, police said. We did not know why he was forced to leave.
Gordon also pushed a second male security guard, 21, to the ground, according to CPD.
Both victims refused medical treatment, but Gordon was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery.
The retired shooter, who played the last five seasons of his 10-year career with the Bulls, has a history of run-ins with the law.
On October 10, he was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after witnesses said he punched his 10-year-old son in the face as they were about to board a flight to Chicago. Two New York Port Authority cops and New Jersey police officers were injured during his arrest.
In 2017, he was arrested for setting off a fire alarm in an apartment building in Los Angeles. Later that year, he was charged with robbery for stealing from the manager of a residential complex where he lived. Those charges were dropped after reaching a “civil compromise”, according to TMZ.
Gordon grew up in Mount Vernon, just north of New York, and won an NCAA title with the University of Connecticut before his NBA career.