Ex-UConn, NBA star Ben Gordon faces judge for pulling out knife, threatening workers

Former UConn and pro basketball star Ben Gordon faced a judge for the first time for pulling out a knife and threatening workers at a Stamford business.

Mark Sudol

Jul 11, 2023, 9:23 PM

Updated 282 days ago

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A former UConn and pro basketball star faced a judge for the first time for pulling out a knife and threatening workers at a Stamford business.
Ben Gordon stood beside his attorney Darnell Crosland Tuesday at Stamford Superior Court for the first time.
He did not show up for his arraignment three months ago.
Gordon was arrested in April on his 40th birthday.
Stamford police say he threatened workers with a knife at Juice Kings on Atlantic Street.
Police say Gordon was acting erratically and resisted arrest.
They say no one was injured.
"The incident that transpired here in Stamford doesn't reflect on who he is and who he can be and he's remorseful for that," said Crosland.
As Gordon walked out of court Tuesday, Crosland says his client has been following a mental health treatment plan.
Crosland says after Gordon retired early from the NBA, he has been having a hard time figuring out what the next step in his career will be.
"When you're 40 years old and you retire you know it's very necessary for you to find vision for you to find purpose and he's a young man and he's struggling a little bit but we're getting him back on track," said Crosland.
Gordon won a national championship at UConn.


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