The alleged abuse took place at around 8:45 p.m while Gordon and his son were waiting to board a flight to Chicago. According to law enforcement, Gordon shouldn’t have been with his son in the first place, as the child had an active restraining order against his father during the incident.
Port Authority police prevented Gordon from boarding the plane and arrested him. The former NBA guard allegedly resisted arrest, with a pair of officers suffering minor injuries. The New York Postnotes “charges against him are pending.” Gordon’s son was transported to Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital for evaluation by his aunt.
A native of Mount Vernon, New York, Gordon, 39, won the NCAA Championship with UConn in 2004, en route to being drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. In his first season in the NBA, Gordon became the first rookie to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award, averaging 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
The 6-foot-1 shooting guard spent 11 years in the NBA with the Bulls (2004-09), Detroit Pistons (2009-12), Charlotte Bobcats (2012-14), and Orlando Magic (2014-15). Shortly after retiring from the NBA in 2017, Gordon was arrested on robbery and assault charges.