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Ever since Michael Jordan retired (the first time), his legacy has been taking some shots. First there was his comeback attempt with the Washington Wizards, then a divorce from his wife, gambling allegations, and his unsuccessful tenure as head of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Now Michael Jordan is taking some surprising hits from an unlikely source -- his son.
Michael Jordan's son, Marcus Jordan, was arrested after allegedly getting into a drunken altercation with several women and then police, Reuters reports.
Like his famous father, Marcus Jordan is also a basketball player. Unlike his father, Marcus Jordan will probably have to find an alternative career besides basketball after he graduates from the University of Central Florida, as he isn’t that good.
Perhaps living under his father’s shadow became too much for Marcus Jordan this past weekend. Or maybe Jordan was just acting like any other 21-year-old when he got drunk and aggressive outside an Omaha, Neb., hotel.
Police were called to the scene about 2 a.m. to subdue Jordan during an argument with two women. When police stepped in, Jordan was described as “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative.” It took multiple officers to control and handcuff Jordan, Reuters reports.
As a result, Jordan was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. These are likely criminal misdemeanor charges and Jordan could face jail time. However, if Jordan has a clear record, he’ll likely be able to work out a plea deal in which he gets probation instead of prison.
Was living under the spotlight just too much for the younger Jordan? Or did Marcus Jordan just get into trouble that is typical for a 21-year-old and only made headlines because of his famous father? This chicken and egg question will be a part of this news story and legal case going forward, that is certain. Come back for updates.