Michael Jordan’s Son Fined For Disturbing the Peace
Even the offspring of sports legends can be human too.
According to Sports Illustrated, Marcus Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, was fined $250 and other court costs Thursday after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace during an argument with two women outside a Nebraska hotel last month.
Authorities responded to an early-morning call at an Embassy Suites hotel in Omaha, where Jordan Jr. was for the U.S. Olympic swim trials in July. According to a police report, an off-duty officer working as security for the hotel was trying to calm him down as he was arguing with two women (reportedly a friend of his girlfriend) in the driveway, describing him as “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative.”
The 21-year-old was also charged with obstructing a police officer but it was later dropped after a plea bargain was set.
The University of Central Florida student paid his fines after a three-minute hearing and exited the court without speaking to reporters. The son of the NBA great is no longer on the basketball team, averaging 13.7 points last season, but citing personal reasons for his departure.
“Honestly, because he’s who he is, Marcus Jordan, we thought you guys (media) might go crazy if he wasn’t here,” aid his Omaha attorney Steve Lefler. “Truly, that was it. You guys would have thought that he’s given special treatment when he wouldn’t have been given special treatment.”