The son of NBA great Michael Jordan was fined $250 on Thursday and ordered to pay court costs as a result of an altercation during the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska last month.
Marcus Jordan, 21, plead no contest to disturbing the peace during an argument with a woman outside a Nebraska hotel. He had also been charged with obstructing a police officer, but that charge was dropped as part of his plea agreement.
The youngest of Michael Jordan’s two sons was in Omaha on July 1 for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials when police responded to an early-morning call to the Embassy Suites Hotel. According to a police report, an off-duty officer working security for the hotel was trying to subdue Jordan as he argued with two women in the driveway. Jordan was said to be “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative.”
Jordan said he didn’t know the woman trying to calm the situation was an off-duty police officer. He later appeared at police headquarters several hours after the 2:11 a.m. incident to apologize for his behavior.
He appeared in Douglas County Court with his Omaha-based attorney on Thursday and left without speaking to reporters after paying his fine following a three-minute hearing.
Jordan could have entered a written plea and avoided a trip back to Omaha, but didn’t want to be seen as having received special privileges because of his famous father.
The younger Jordan had been playing college basketball at Central Florida, but is no longer a member of the team. He averaged 13.7 points per game for the Knights last season.
The loss of the 6-foot-3 shooting guard comes as a blow to coach Donnie Jones’ team. He had totaled 24 double-digit scoring performances and had helped draw more fans to the games through his work with social media. His older brother, Jeffrey Jordan, played 13 games as a senior at UCF last season before leaving the program in January to tend to personal matters.