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Former NBA player Ben Gordon released on bail after weekend arrest

Former NBA star Ben Gordon was arrested Saturday in Los Angeles on a felony robbery charge, the latest in a recent string of troubling incidents.

Gordon, 34, was accused of punching the manager of a downtown apartment complex where he is renting, pulling a knife on the man and taking money that Gordon said was his security deposit.

Ben Gordon played for the Texas Legends of the D-League last season. Juan Ocampo/NBA/Getty Images
He spent the weekend in jail and was released on $50,000 bail early Tuesday.

On Nov. 20, Gordon was arrested in Manhattan for driving with a forged license plate. He was given a ticket and a court date to settle that matter.

In late October, he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after an incident with a woman in a store he owns in Mount Vernon, New York. Police summoned by the woman found Gordon locked in the bathroom of the store. The woman told police that they had gotten into an argument and he had become physical, throwing and destroying things and then locking her in the store. The store, Of Our Own, is a center for sports rehabilitation and recovery.

In June, Gordon was arrested in Los Angeles for pulling fire alarms at his apartment building when there was no indication of a fire.

Gordon was the No. 3 pick in the 2004 draft out of UConn, which won the NCAA title that year.

He won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2005 as a rookie with the Chicago Bulls.

In an 11-year NBA career, Gordon played for the Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic, averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.


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