Former NBA Star Ben Gordon Accused Of Punching Son In Face, Now He’s Facing Charges

The 10-year-old boy had a protection order out against his father when the incident took place.

Former NBA star Ben Gordon has reportedly been charged with assault and resisting arrest after he was accused of punching his 10-year-old son in the face at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

According to the The New York Post, the minor had a protection order out against his father during the incident, which reportedly took place late Monday (October 10).

The 39-year-old former Chicago Bulls shooting guard and Mount Vernon, N.Y., native allegedly assaulted his son near one of the airport’s gates while they were waiting for a flight to Chicago at around 8:45 p.m.

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When Port Authority officers arrived on scene, witnesses claim they had seen Gordon hit his son with a “closed fist, striking [the] victim in the face,” according to the complaint.

After further investigation, police determined Gordon’s son did have an order of protection out against his father, but it is unclear who took it out on his behalf. The boy reportedly suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital, according to the complaint.

The complaint adds that as authorities tried to handcuff Gordon in the terminal, he allegedly resisted arrest by locking his arms. Two Port Authority police were injured as Godon was finally arrested.

On Wednesday (Oct. 12), Gordon, who also played two seasons in Charlotte, was in custody and awaiting arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.

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