IL Cops Bust Former Bulls Star For Fighting At Popular Restaurant
A former Chicago Bulls player was arrested late at night for fighting at a fast food restaurant in Illinois.
It's Hard Being A Professional Athlete
Being a professional athlete is not easy. There's a lot of pressure in sports. It takes everything you can give to make it to the big time. Then, you must continue to battle to stay. If you don't live up to your potential the fans, media, and team can turn on you quickly. For being just a game, it doesn't seem fun at times.
A player finally finds a city to call home with some success. Then the team can turn around cut, trade, or not re-sign them. That could turn their career and life topsy turvy. Think about coming in as a new up-and-coming player for the Bulls since they've struggled for so many years. That creates even more pressure.
Former Chicago Bulls Star Player Arrested
Former Bulls star (2005-2009), Ben Gordon got busted by police for hitting a security guard. It happened this past weekend late Friday night / early Saturday morning at 3:30 AM. He was at McDonald's on Clark Street in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. It's one of the only places open at that time. He also got into a brawl with another customer while he was being kicked out. The charge was battery.
The Former NBA Has Struggled Since Retirement
Gordon has encountered challenges after his retirement in 2015 from the NBA.
In a 2020 essay in The Player’s Tribune, he details how mounting pressures affected his mental health.
The former player was also arrested a few weeks ago at a New York City airport. Hopefully, he can get some help and work through his problems.