A Bad Night In Omaha
Did Michael Jordan's son end his hoops career with arrest? UCF shows signs ofpushing him out
NBA legend Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, is finally making headlines like his father did for many years, but for the wrong reasons.
The lesser known Jordan, 21, was arrested in Omaha, Neb., outside of a hotel on Sunday morning.
Police responded to a call reporting a disturbance at an Embassy Suites. When they arrived on the scene, Jordan was having a heated argument with two women in the hotel driveway. The arresting officers charged him with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing officers.
Jordan did not enroll in summer courses at the university and decided to not attend the optional summer practices.
The University of Central Florida basketball player was belligerent towards the arresting officers and was described as, "very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative."
Jordan was booked for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstructing officers at the Douglas County Department of Corrections. He was released from custody Sunday night.
Jordan, a rising senior, was the second leading scorer for the Knights this season — averaging 13.9 points per game. Jordan also ranked second on the team in assists per game (2.4) and first in minutes per game (35.9). Jordan had his best season as a collegiate athlete in his sophomore year, averaging 15.2 points per game, 3.3 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Despite two seasons of being the team's most potent guard and scorer, Jordan's future with the Knights is uncertain as of now.
Jordan did not enroll in summer courses at the university and decided to not attend the optional summer practices. There are rumblings that Jordan may leave the college to pursue a business opportunity or to continue his basketball career in a professional capacity overseas.
The Knights continue to recruit guards, and the addition of point guard Daiquan Walker could mean Jordan's status would change from a scholarship athlete to a walk-on athlete. Shooting guard Matt Williams, an Orlando native, has also signed on to play for UCF this season.
As of now, the university has stated that Jordan is still a part of the team.