• Larry Bird’s son arrested, accused of trying to run over ex with car


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (MyFoxBoston.com) — Basketball great Larry Bird's son has been arrested after police say he tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with a car.

    Conner Anthony Bird, 21, faces preliminary charges including intimidation with a deadly weapon, battery with injury and possession of marijuana.

    Indiana University police arrested Bird on Sunday morning. They say his ex-girlfriend told an officer that Bird threw a cellphone at her and drove his car at her during an argument.

    The woman told police Bird accelerated through the lot and tried to hit her twice. Another Indiana University student witnessed the incident, police said, and took her to the police department.

    A police report says IU police arrested Bird after tracking down his vehicle.

    Bird is a student at IU's Bloomington campus. A Monroe County jail officer said Tuesday that Bird was no longer in custody.

    Bird's attorney didn't return a phone call seeking comment. Bird is the son of NBA great Larry Bird, an Indiana native.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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