It’s always sad to see former celebrities and athletes who have severely fallen from their high places. Sometimes it’s in the form of them losing all of their money, or sometimes it comes in the form of them resorting to a life of crime instead. Former NBA star Ben Gordon was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly threatening employees at a juice shop in Stamford, Connecticut with a knife. According to TMZ, Gordon was exhibiting bizarre and aggressive behavior at Juice Kings and refused to comply with police officers who arrived at the scene. He was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a dangerous weapon and threatening.
This is not the first time Gordon has been in trouble with the law. The 40-year-old, who won a national championship with UConn in 2004 and played 11 seasons in the NBA, was arrested twice in 2022 for allegedly hitting his son at an airport and punching a security guard at a McDonald’s. He also faced robbery charges in 2017 after he allegedly pulled a knife on his apartment manager over a security deposit.
Gordon’s arrest comes on the heels of UConn’s victory in the 2023 NCAA tournament, which he celebrated on social media. He posted a video of himself wearing a Huskies jersey and cheering for his alma mater on Monday night. He also congratulated coach Dan Hurley and the players for bringing home the title.
Gordon was released on $10,000 bond and is due in court on April 18. He has not issued any statement regarding his latest arrest or his mental health status. His friends and family have expressed concern for his well-being and hope he can get the help he needs.