Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon reportedly punched his 10-year-old son multiple times in the face for dropping a book, as per The New York Post. He later was arrested and an American Airlines employee told police she witnessed the former SG punching the boy and yelling at him after dropping a book in LaGuardia Airport.
The 39-year-old was charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal contempt, according to the police report. Despite the serious crimes,He was granted bail at $20,000 cash or $50,000 insurance bond, with a 10% partially secured bond option.
Gordon had a remarkable NBA career, earning around $84 million. Despite this, he couldn’t post bail and will spend the night at Rikers Island. Reports indicate that his son was treated at Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital due to the severity of the strikes.
Unfortunately, there’s been previous instances in the past where Gordon’s gotten violent. Since 2018, the young boy has had an order of protection out against his father, according to the New York Post. This order, issued in Chicago, prohibits Gordon from engaging in physical abuse, harassment, or interfering with his son’s personal liberty.
How Did This Happen Between Ben Gordon and His Son?
Gordon and the child were waiting for their flights to Chicago from LaGuardia Airport, which appears normal. However, the son dropped the book while they were running slightly late for the flight. Gordon began to grow visibly angry and eventually began getting physical.
In the process of him getting physical, two Port Authority officers attempted to reprehend him. However, he resisted and now is facing charges of injuring the two officers. Both cops were taken to the hospital to receive immediate treatment. Sadly, Gordon’s record doesn’t appear to be in the best standing.
He has many misdemeanor charges, however, a little of anything eventually becomes a lot. All in all, Ashley Banks, Gordon’s ex-girlfriend, says she’s spoken to the child’s mother
“I talked to the kid’s mom, and she said he would never do that. The child is okay, safe, and wasn’t hit at all,” Banks told The Post.