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Marcus Jordan fined for disturbing the peace in wake of July arrest

Aug 23, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

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Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan and former Central Florida guard, has been fined $250 and court costs in connection with charges stemming from his arrest in Omaha last month, the Associated Press is reporting.

Jordan pleaded no contest Thursday to disturbing the peace during an incident that took place in July.

According to reports, Jordan was arguing with two women in the driveway of an Omaha hotel early July 1 and police were called. Jordan was ”very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative” as hotel security tried to contain him, according to a police report filed about the incident. He was then arrested.

Last season with Central Florida, Jordan averaged 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for a team that finished 22-11. The team lost to Drexel in the first round of the NIT.

Jordan will not return to the school for his senior season.

Central Florida has been in the news recently after being slapped with a postseason ban by the NCAA after it was found that the school had a connection to Kenneth Caldwell, a man with ties to a sports agency.

In addition to a postseason ban that keeps the team out of the Conference USA and NCAA tournaments, the school was forced to vacate wins and was fined $50,000.

Central Florida joins the Big East for the start of the 2013-14 season.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. florida727 - Aug 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    $250 fine? Would love to see what the tab was for his attorneys. Doesn’t matter. Guessing Michael can afford it. Has to be brutally difficult to go through life as “Michael Jordan’s kid”. No matter what you do, you’ll always be compared, and you’ll never live up to expectations. There ARE some things money can’t buy. Wonder why he’s not going back for his senior season. Transferring?

  2. cheers4ablumpkin - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Transferring to Maryland

    • florida727 - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      Thanks, “cheers”. Don’t follow UCF real closely so I hadn’t heard. Hope he does well…

  3. seanb20124 - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Can’t wait to see him in the NBA?

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