Marcus Jordan

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

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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_

Nevada officials probing Jordan's $56K night

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Marcus Jordan’s tweets from a Las Vegas trip drew plenty of attention last week. When a 19-year-old reportedly drops $56,000 in a day, people notice — including the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the board is investigating if the Central Florida guard drank or gambled.

Gaming Control board member Randall Sayre said MGM Resorts International is in the early stages of an inquiry to see “where the system broke down.”

Neither the MGM or UCF commented. The report is expected in about two weeks.

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Marcus Jordan dropped $56K in Las Vegas?

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Michael Jordan didn’t mind trying his luck in Las Vegas. Apparently his sons, Jeff and Marcus, are the same way. But didn’t anybody tell Marcus that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

Central Florida coach Donnie Jones probably will soon.

An Orlando Sentinel story detailed the brothers’ recent trip to Vegas with their dad and UCF teammate A.J. Rompza. Marcus was happy to tweet Thursday what they did (though he’s since deleted it from his Twitter account).

“Spent $21k at Liquid (the pool)… Tonight should be worse!!”

And from Friday morning:

“Last night was stupid… 35k at Haze… Totals 50k something the whole day.. Damn!! Going to the pool again today.. Gotta relax!”

Haze is the nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino, which is probably where I’d be if my dad was Michael Jordan and he took me to Vegas. Still, Marcus probably should’ve thought this through considering he’s not yet 21 – and it’s doubtful he dropped $21,000 to swim or $35,000 at a club to dance.

And to think UCF’s website just posted this story about how the basketball team “rarely took a day off this summer.” Hey, when these guys relax, they relax.

(Thanks to Jeff Eisenberg and Eammon Brennan)

Mike Miller’s also on Twitter @BeyndArcMMiller, usually talkin’ hoops. Click here for more.