Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe, was arrested in New York City on the night of July 15. According to the New York Daily News, McEnroe was in possession of “six envelopes of cocaine, 20 painkillers, 20 morphine pills, and one anxiety pill.”
Here’s what we know so far:
1. Cops Think McEnroe Was in the Middle of Buying the Drugs
McEnroe was pulled over by cops on E. Fourth St. and Ave. A after 11:00 p.m. on July 15. Police believed that he was in the middle of a drug deal. He has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. McEnroe has yet to be arraigned.
2. He Was Arrested With Another Man
Page Six reports that McEnroe is accused of buying drugs from an Upper West Side resident, Niro Meneses. Meneses has been charged with criminal possession with intent to sell.
3. He’s John McEnroe’s Eldest Child
Kevin McEnroe was born in 1986 as the son of tennis legend John, and actress Tatum O’Neal. McEnroe is the eldest of the couple’s three children. The couple were divorced in 1992. According to the Daily News, after learning of his arrest a tearful Tatum O’Neal went to the 9th precinct to help her son.
4. ‘Intervention’ Is One of His Favorite TV Shows
— Andrea Barocci (@AndreaBarocci) April 4, 2014
Kevin McEnroe is a resident of Gowanus, Brooklyn, neighboring the trendy Park Slope. Public records show that he bought a home on 14th street in the neighborhood for nearly $1 million in 2013. According to his Facebook page, he’s a graduate of Columbia University. On his social media page, he lists the TV show Intervention as one of this favorite shows.
5. His Mother Has a History of Drug Abuse
In 2008, McEnroe’s mother, Tatum O’Neal was arrested in Manhattan for buying crack cocaine. Her arrest also happened in New York’s Lower East Side. In her memoir, A Paper Life, she wrote about how growing up in show business exposed her to alcohol and drugs from a young age. She also wrote in the book that she progressed from cocaine use to heroin use as her marriage to McEnroe fell apart. O’Neal portrayed the tennis legend as an abusive husband in the autobiography.