Ben Gordon arrested in a Connecticut juice shop

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Ben Gordon arrested in a Connecticut juice shop
Ben Gordon arrested in a Connecticut juice shop (Provided by Sport World News)

What trouble for former NBA star Ben Gordon! He was arrested Tuesday morning and at a Connecticut juice store. Tuesday was also his fortieth birthday. In recent months, the former Bulls, Pistons, Hornets and Magic, has often had to deal with law enforcement.

He punched his son at New York's LaGuardia airport in October, and punched a McDonald's security guard in November. His most prosperous season dates back to 2006-2007, when he wore the Chicago Bulls jersey. He averaged 21.4 points and 3.6 assists per game that season.

What happened to cause the arrest

At about ten in the morning that day, several 911 calls reported a man behaving aggressively and erratically at the Stamford juice store. This was stated by the assistant chief of police of the city, Richard Conklin.

The man, immediately identified as Ben Gordon, continued to be aggressive even after the police arrived. Once immobilized and handcuffed, officers found a knife, taser and brass knuckles on him. Gordon was then arrested for possession of dangerous weapons, second-degree threats and resisting a public official.

After being taken to the station, and to a hospital for a psychiatric consult, he was released on $10,000 bail. Ben Gordon holds dual citizenship: American and British, having been born in England. Although he represented the US national team at the 2003 Pan American Games, Gordon later decided to play for England.

Gordon was born in London, England to a Jamaican father and an African American mother. He moved to the United States as a child and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. On April 1, 2008 he was officially included in the team, which also includes the former teammate, at the time of the Chicago Bulls, Luol Deng.

In 2010 he declared his intention to participate in the London 2012 Olympics with the selection of the United Kingdom. After moving from Detroit to Charlotte, however, he decided to give up his Olympic commitment with the national team.

He made his debut for the British national team in the summer of 2016 for the European qualifiers.

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