The son of legendary basketball star Michael Jordan was in a Nebraska court on Thursday to plead no contest for a charge of disturbing the peace stemming from an argument with a woman outside a hotel room in July.
Marcus Jordan, 21, was fined $250 and court costs as part of a plea agreement. He had also been charged with obstructing a police officer, but that charge was dropped as part of the plea deal, according to reports from the Associated Press.
Jordan appeared in Douglas County Court and paid his fine after a short hearing. He left the courtroom without speaking to reporters.
Jordan was in Omaha for the U.S. Olympic swim trials on July 1 and was arrested after police responded to call at an Embassy Suites hotel.
According to a police report, an off-duty officer working security for the hotel tried to diffuse an intense argument between Jordan and two women in the front of the hotel.
City prosecutor Marty Conboy said a video of the incident showed Jordan in an argument with a friend of his girlfriend. The security officer tried to get between Jordan and the woman.
"You can see him going over his shoulder. They're still jawing. As they start pushing back, they go to the ground. It was very brief," Conboy told AP.
Lefler revealed that Jordan did not know that the man who intervened was working security. He added that after the incident, Jordan went to police headquarters to apologize for his behavior.
Jordan could have entered a written plea and forgone the trip to Omaha for the hearing.
"Honestly, because he's who he is, Marcus Jordan, we thought you guys (media) might go crazy if he wasn't here," Steve Lefler, Jordan's lawyer, said.
"Truly, that was it. You guys would have thought that he's given special treatment when he wouldn't have been given special treatment," he added.