Former NBA guard Ben Gordon has been arrested after a Chicago McDonald’s security guard punched him in the face.
Gordon, 39, was charged with misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm and physical contact with the battery. chicago tribune reported on Saturday.
Gordon, who has played for four teams in his NBA career, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Friday when police responded to reports of interference by a man who was being escorted from McDonald’s.
A 29-year-old man was punched in the face and thrown to the ground. A 21-year-old man was pushed down and thrown to the ground. Both men refused medical help.
Police said Gordon was arrested at the scene.
Gordon was indicted last month Resisting assault, arrest, disrespect and child endangerment in New York for allegedly beating his young son at LaGuardia Airport.
Witnesses, including an American Airlines employee, saw Gordon yell at his son and punch him several times in the face after the boy dropped a book on the ground, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Gordon later confirmed to police that it was his son.
Gordon’s attorney, Joshua Kirshner, said the son is 10 or 11 years old.
A college player at the University of Connecticut, Gordon was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2004 and played 11 NBA seasons in Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando, most recently with the Magic in the 2014-15 season.
His best season was the 2006-07 season when he averaged 21.4 points and 3.6 assists with the Bulls.
A message was left by the AP on Saturday seeking comment from Kirshner.