BREAKING NEWS: UCF Star Marcus Jordan Arrested After Hotel DisturbanceBasketball, Sports — By Allen Levin on July 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm Tweet
Update: Monday, July 2nd 1:50 AM
UCF basketball star Marcus Jordan was arrested in Omaha, Nebraska early Sunday morning after a disturbance outside a downtown hotel, according to a news report from the Associated Press.
Jordan, a three-year starting guard for the Knights, was booked on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing when police responded to a call at the Embassy Suites hotel, where Jordan was having an argument with two women in the hotel parking lot around 2:11 a.m. CT.
According to the police report, the senior was “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative,” and it took multiple officers to tackle and handcuff him before he was booked at Douglas County Department of Corrections.
Jordan was apparently in Omaha for the U.S. Olympic swim trials to support friends, tweeting about it Saturday afternoon.
“After gathering all of the facts, we will deal with this situation in an appropriate manner,” the UCF Athletics department said in a statement regarding the arrest.
There has already been speculation that Jordan, who averaged 13.7 points a game for Knights in his junior season, will not return for his senior year after he lost his two best friends on the team and apparently has the opportunity to pursue other business ventures.
This incident could be a major blow to Jordan’s chances of returning as he may have to deal with legal trouble before deciding if he will come back to the Knights.
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