Michael Jordan's son arrested in Omaha - Omaha.com
Published Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:42 am
Michael Jordan's son arrested in Omaha

Omaha police arrested the younger son of NBA legend Michael Jordan early Sunday after being called to the Embassy Suites in the Old Market because of a disturbance.

Marcus J. Jordan, 21, of Chicago was booked into the Douglas County Correctional Center for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing, said Officer Jacob Bettin, a police spokesman. A staff member at the jail said Sunday afternoon that Jordan was no longer in custody.

Bettin said a uniformed off-duty police officer approached Jordan outside the hotel at 555 S. 10th St. about 2:10 a.m. The officer, who was working as security for the hotel, reported that Jordan was arguing with two females in the hotel driveway and appeared to be very intoxicated.

Jordan was in Omaha for the Swim Trials to cheer for a high school friend, Conor Dwyer, and Dwyer's training partner, Ryan Lochte.

Embassy Suites officials declined to comment Sunday.

Jordan, who is listed as a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior guard on the University of Central Florida basketball roster, reportedly became uncooperative. Bettin said multiple police officers were needed to control and handcuff him.

According to the Central Florida basketball team website, Jordan averaged 13.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while playing in 31 games last season as a junior. He ranked second in Conference USA in minutes per game at 35.9 and was 11th in scoring.

In 2010, ESPN reported that MGM Resorts International was under investigation after Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas strip nightclub and spending $35,000.

Jordan, who was in Las Vegas for his dad's fantasy basketball camp, later said the tweet was a mistake and he didn't mean it.

This report includes material from The New York Times.

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