- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The 21-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird was arrested at Indiana University, accused of trying to hit his ex-girlfriend with a car, according to police statements.

Connor Bird, son of Celtics star Larry Bird, faces charges on battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana, said Indiana University Police Chief Keith Cash, in a USA Today report.

Mr. Bird and his ex-girlfriend allegedly fought outside his Bloomington, Ind., apartment. Later, Mr. Bird traveled to his ex-girlfriend’s home to discuss the dispute, according to police, but the argument re-ignited. As the woman tried to walk away, Mr. Bird allegedly tried twice to hit her with his car, according to the USA Today report.

“This is a very private matter that we’re going to try to resolve quickly,” said Mr. Bird’s attorney, as quoted by USA Today. “We’re thankful that no one was seriously injured.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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