It has been more than two years since Ben Gordon appeared in an NBA game but the 11-year veteran enjoyed a productive and impressive career with four different teams. Over the past few months, however, Gordon has reportedly encountered some issues.
And over the weekend, Jonathan Bandler of The Journal News reported that the 34-year-old had to be hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after an incident with a woman at a business Gordon owns in Mount Vernon.
The confrontation did not come with an arrest or charge for Gordon but, just months after he was arrested in Los Angeles for an incident with fire alarms at the apartment complex in which he was living, the report broke down what transpired in this fashion.
Via The Journal News:
Just after noon on Saturday, police responded to a call for assistance at the store. The first two officers saw the distraught woman crying and shaking just inside the entrance, according to a police report.
She motioned that the door was locked and let them know Gordon was in the back of the business with a knife.
At least eight other officers soon arrived and Gramatan Avenue was shut down. A sergeant tried unsuccessfully to make contact with Gordon. A detective spotted Gordon through the glass with a box cutter in his possession, according to the report.
Emergency services officers then cut a portion of the glass door and got the woman out. Police then entered, found Gordon in the bathroom and handcuffed him.
Following the timeline described above, Gordon was reportedly sent to a local hospital and, as of the time of the original report, there was no timeline on his release. There was a previous relationship between Gordon and the woman in question, though it is unknown what that relationship entails.
Without further detail, it is tough to assess what transpired and what the fallout may be but, hopefully, Gordon will be released from the hospital soon with an eye on a positive future.