NBA Star Michael Jordan’s Son Has Run In With the Law
Marcus, the youngest son of Michael Jordan’s two sons was fined $250 and also ordered to pay court costs stemming from an altercation that happened in July at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska .
The 21 year old plead no contest to the charge of disturbing the peace. He was charged with disturbing the peace because he had argued with a woman outside a Nebraska hotel. As part of a plea deal, the charges for obstructing a police officer were dropped.
Jordan was in Omaha, Nebraska, last month, for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. It was then that he was involved in an argument with a woman at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
It was early in the morning when the police were called because of the altercation where an off-duty police officer was trying to calm Jordan down as he reportedly quarreled with 2 women on the hotel premises. Jordan was reportedly “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative.”
Later, Jordan claimed that he was not aware that the woman who was trying to calm him down was actually a police officer in plain clothes. Later that morning, the 21 year old came to the police headquarters and apologized for his earlier conduct.
Jordan appeared in Douglas County Court represented by an attorney from Omaha. The hearing only lasted three minutes because of the plea deal and after paying his fine, Jordan left quickly without speaking to any reporters.
Because his father is a very well known public figure, Jordan entered his plea deal in person, rather than in writing, to avoid the appearance of receiving special privileges because of his father’s fame.
Marcus Jordan has played college basketball at Central Florida, but is no longer a playing for the team.