IndyStar The son of basketball legend Larry Bird was arrested Sunday at Indiana University, said Chief Keith Cash of the Indiana University Police Department. Connor Bird, 21, allegedly tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with a car. Bird faces multiple preliminary charges, Cash said, including battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana. Trouble began, police said, after Bird and the ex-girlfriend got into a dispute Sunday at Bird’s Bloomington apartment. Bird threw a cell phone at the female, police said. Later, police said, Bird waited at his ex-girlfriend’s home and took her to a parking lot to talk things over. There, however, they got into another fight, police said, and the girl got out of Bird’s car with the intent of walking back to her home. That’s when, police said, Bird twice tried to hit the woman with his car. Another IU student witnessed the incident, police said, and took the female to the Indiana University Police Department.
Trying to run down your ex-girlfriend with a car is a pretty bad look, Connor Bird, and you got a laundry list of charges out of this incident. Your father is Larry Bird, you are in Indiana, the smart move is to just let this chick walk. I think that if you walked up to half of the 21 year old chicks in the state of Indiana and dropped the line “I’m Larry Bird’s son” you could get blown, Bird is a God in his home state. Connor Bird does look like a pile of white trash though, maybe his father has a challenger for the rights to the nickname “The Hick From French Lick.”