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Report: Ex-Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon hospitalized for psych evaluation after incident

Former NBA star Ben Gordon involved in altercation in New York

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DETROIT – Former Detroit Pistons player Ben Gordon has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after an incident involving a woman at Gordon's Mount Vernon, New York business.

The Journal News reports Gordon was not charged in the altercation, which lasted two hours as police freed the 31-year-old woman from inside the business before finding Gordon in the bathroom.

Gordon has had multiple run ins with police and issues showing up to court as of late. Four months ago, Gordon failed to appear in court in Los Angeles to face charges for triggering a false alarm and obstructing a police officer, resulting in a bench warrant for his arrest being issued.

Reports say Gordon was seen inside the business during the altercation holding a box cutter. This resulted in Gordon being transported to St. Vincent's Hospital. 

The report states although police saw Gordon with a box cutter, police didn't find one at the scene.

The woman involved told police she was trying to leave after an argument, when Gordon locked the door.

Gordon, 34, spent three years playing for the Detroit Pistons, between 2009 and 2012. Gordon was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012.


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