A man who identified himself to police as the oldest son of basketball star Michael Jordan was booked and released by Scottsdale police officials after an incident at a hospital.
Jeffrey Michael Jordan, 32, was taken to a hospital after he suffered a fall at Casa Amigos, a nightclub, according to Scottsdale Police Department Public Information Officer Aaron Bolin.
Bolin said Jordan was booked for one count of aggravated assault on a healthcare professional — a felony charge — then released.
Scottsdale officers were dispatched to Casa Amigos at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday on an unrelated matter. While at the nigthclub, Casa Amigos security team members requested their assistance escorting Jordan outside for medical attention.
Officers saw that there was an injury to the back of Jordan’s head. After interviewing security team members from Casa Amigos, Scottsdale officers learned Jordan had slipped, fallen, and hit the back of his head on a table causing a laceration.
Medical help was summoned and Jordan was transported to a local hospital for medical care. No criminal charges are pending from what happened at Casa Amigos, police said.
Jordan is accused of assaulting hospital staff, the release states. He remained in the hospital receiving medical care until later in the day, when he was brought to the Scottsdale City Jail for processing at about 1:20 p.m. He was released from the jail at about 2:15 p.m.
He has not been charged with any crime yet, only booked on the listed charge.
The case will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review of the case and their decision on charging him with a crime.
Bolin told the Daily Independent that Scottsdale police had not confirmed Jordan was, in fact, the son of the basketball star.
“Regarding Jeffrey Jordan being the son of NBA star Michael Jordan, we can’t confirm that he absolutely is,” Bolin said. “Casa Amigos staff and his friends that were with him told us he was, and Jeffrey also claims to be Michael Jordan’s son.”