Former NBA Star Ben Gordon Arrested on Felony Robbery Charge

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Former NBA star Ben Gordon was arrested over the weekend in Los Angeles on a felony robbery charge.

According to ESPN, the 34-year-old was arrested on Saturday (Nov. 25) after getting into an altercation with the manager of a downtown apartment complex he’s renting at.

Gordon is accused of punching the man, pulling a knife and taking money he said was his security deposit.

He was arrested and spent the weekend in jail, before he was released on $50,000 bail early Tuesday (Nov. 28).

The arrest is the latest in a string of incidents for the former NBA player.

On Nov. 20, Gordon was arrested in Manhattan for driving with a forged license plate. He got a ticket and a court date.

Before that, in late October, he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation following an incident with a woman in a store he owns in Mount Vernon, New York. The woman told police she got into an argument with Gordon, who became angry and starting destroying things and then locking her in the store.

In June, Gordon was arrested in Los Angeles for pulling fire alarms at his apartment building.

Gordon entered the NBA with the No. 3 pick in the 2004 draft by the Chicago Bulls, where he played for five seasons and won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2005 as a rookie.

During his 11-year NBA career, he also played for Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic, averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.