MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the underage son of basketball great Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, Nevada gambling regulators said yesterday.
Officials were examining whether the casino operator violated laws prohibiting drinking or gambling by minors, Nevada Gaming Control Board enforcement chief Jerry Markling said.
Jordan's 19-year-old son Marcus Jordan tweeted Aug. 20 about spending $35,000 at Haze at Aria Resort & Casino.
"Last night was stupid . . . 35K at Haze," the University of Central Florida sophomore guard said. "Totals 50K something the whole day."
Jordan told a Fox Sports website last week that the tweet was a mistake and said he had conversations with both his parents about it. "I didn't mean it the way it came across," he said. "My family and friends know the type of person I am."
Jordan was in Las Vegas for his dad's fantasy basketball camp with his brother, Jeffrey, and teammate A.J. Rompza.
In other college news:
* Suspended Missouri running back Derrick Washington was charged with sexually assaulting a former tutor in her apartment over the summer. He surrendered to police and was released after posting a $4,500 bond.
* The Western Athletic Conference is demanding a $5 million exit fee by Oct. 25 from Fresno State and Nevada, which are bolting to the Mountain West Conference.
* Prep Charter product Lashay Banks, the Markward Club Public League Girls' Player of the Year, is bound for Cincinnati to play basketball. Teammate Sydney Mallory, who received a Markward Club Ferguson Award (academics), earned a scholarship to Bloomsburg.
* The Phoenix Suns re-signed former Saint Joseph's center Dwayne Jones, who they traded to Toronto in the Leandro Barbosa deal a couple months ago.
* Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett signed a 1-year contract with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
* The day after a 13-year-old rider was killed in Indianapolis, U.S. Grand Prix Racers Union promised a review of its motorcycle racing safety rules.
* The PGA of America will announce today that Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., will host the 2017 PGA Championship, a state government official told the Associated Press.
* Juan Manuel Lopez' highly anticipated featherweight title fight against Rafael Marquez has been rescheduled for Nov. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.