Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon arrested at River North McDonald’s

Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon was arrested at the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s, according to police and a source. | Provided; Google

Former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon was arrested for allegedly battering two security guards at a McDonald’s in River North early Friday morning, according to Chicago police and a law enforcement source.

Chicago police responded to a business in the 600 block of North Clark to handle a call of a disturbance around 3:28 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. A source identified the business as the former Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s.

Gordon, 39, was being escorted from the restaurant when he punched a 29-year-old male security officer in the face and threw him to the ground, the spokesperson said. Gordon also pushed a 21-year-old male security officer to the ground, according to CPD.

Both victims refused medical services.

Gordon is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery. He was released from the Near North (18th) District police station on his own recognizance, according to CPD records.

On October 10, Gordon was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after witnesses allegedly saw him punch his 10-year-old son in the face as they prepared to board a flight to Chicago. The New York Post reported that two Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers were injured during his arrest.

In 2017, he was arrested for pulling a fire alarm in an LA apartment building. Later that year, he was charged with robbery for robbing the manager of a residential complex where he lived. Those charges were dropped after he reached a “civil compromise,” according to TMZ.

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