Ben Gordon was arrested on a felony robbery charge over the weekend in Los Angeles, according to ESPN. He spent three nights in jail and was released on $50K bail early this morning.
Gordon allegedly took money from a manager of an apartment complex he rented, claiming that the amount was owed to him as his security deposit. The former UConn Huskie is accused of punching the manager and pulling a knife on him in order to get the funds.
This is the latest in a troubled year for the former No. 3 overall pick. Earlier this month, he was arrested for driving with a forged license plate. Late last month, he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after a woman claimed Gordon had locked her in a store he owned after becoming physical while throwing and destroying things. The woman told police Gordon’s behavior stemmed from an argument between the two and the authorities later found Gordon locked in the bathroom of that store.
Back in June, Gordon was arrested for pulling fire alarms at his apartment complex after locking himself out of his Los Angeles home. Upon arrival, authorities found no threat of a fire and Gordon was charged with a misdemeanor.
The 34-year-old last played in the NBA for the Magic during the 2014/15 season, though he attempted a comeback last season, suiting up for the G League’s Texas Legends.