Ben Gordon arrested for second time in month after McDonald’s guard hit

CHICAGO — Former NBA guard Ben Gordon was arrested after a Chicago McDonald’s guard was punched in the face, police said.

Gordon was charged with assault and battery contact, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.

Gordon, 39, who played for four teams during his NBA career, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Friday as police responded to a report of disturbance by a man being escorted from McDonald’s.

A 29-year-old man was hit in the face and thrown to the ground. A 21-year-old man was pushed and also thrown to the ground. Both men refused medical attention.

Police said Gordon was arrested at the scene.

Gordon was charged in New York last month with assault, resisting arrest, contempt and child endangerment for allegedly hitting his young son at LaGuardia Airport.

According to the Queens prosecutor’s office, witnesses, including an American Airlines employee, saw Gordon yell at his son and slap him multiple times in the face after the boy dropped a book on the floor.

Gordon later confirmed to police that it was his son. Gordon is also said to have assaulted officers as they tried to handcuff him and put him in a squad car.

Joshua Kirshner, an attorney representing Gordon, said the son is 10 or 11 years old. The AP left a message Saturday asking for comment from Kirshner.

Gordon, who played collegiately in Connecticut, was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2004 and played 11 seasons in the NBA with Chicago, Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando, most recently in the 2014-15 season with the Magic.

His best season was 2006-07, when he averaged 21.4 points and 3.6 assists per game for the Bulls.

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Emma Bowman

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