Larry Bird’s son arrested for allegedly trying to run over ex-girlfriend

Posted at 11:22 AM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 11:38:00-05

Connor Bird’s booking photo. (Indiana University via Los Angeles Times)

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Connor Bird, the 21-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird, was arrested on Sunday at Indiana University after he allegedly attempted to run over a former girlfriend with his car, the Indianapolis Star is reporting.

University police chief Keith Cash said police had a witness to the incident and that Bird faces charges of battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession.

Police say the two were in Bird’s car on campus when an argument began. She exited the car to walk home, which is when Bird allegedly tried to hit her with his car.

An Indianapolis attorney representing Connor Bird declined to comment to the Star on the substance of the allegations against his client.

“This is a very private matter that we’re going to try to resolve quickly,” attorney John L. Tompkins told the Star. “We’re thankful that no one was seriously injured.”