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Raymond Felton of Knicks arrested on gun charges

Knicks' Felton Arrested On Weapons Charges

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m., shortly after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at home, police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Antonetti said.

Felton was expected to be arraigned later Tuesday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth degrees.

Police said the charges don't stem from Felton using the firearm in a menacing manner but from possessing an unregistered gun.

A Knicks spokesman did not immediately return a phone call. It was not clear if Felton had an attorney.

Felton had eight points and seven assists Monday in the Knicks' 110-108 loss to Dallas. The Knicks brought the point guard back for a second stint in New York in July 2012, opting to let Jeremy Lin leave, and Felton helped the Knicks win the Atlantic Division last year.

But he has had a disappointing season, averaging 10.4 points and shooting 40 percent while missing 16 games with a series of injuries. He has been frequently criticized by fans as the Knicks have fallen to 21-36.

Felton is not the first pro athlete to run afoul of New York's strict gun laws. Then New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was arrested in 2008 after accidentally shooting himself in a Manhattan nightclub. He served two years in prison.

Fighter Robert Guerrero was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport last year after he presented a locked gun box containing an unloaded handgun during check-in. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and complete 50 hours of community service.

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professorwes February 25 2014 at 11:53 PM

The fruit falls not far from the tree...

Yet another failure to understand their influence on the young by athletes...
This failure compounded by the fact that the majority of the offending millionairs...
Are black...
Their influence on black youth should not be misunderstood, underated nor tolerated...

Because for these offending athletes...
The millions they earn, are far more important...
Than their messages to the millions who admire and emulate them...

To on something other than the rightful expecations credence to the belief that...
"You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto...
Out of the boy ?"...I wonder...

Take heed ye who would jump to the defence of the accused...
Solely to consider race more important than accountability...

To champion the notion of "Mah brutah, right or wrong"...
Is to fall head first ingo the quagmire of liberal left non-thinking...
Into the abyss of political correctnes...

To defend or condone an intentional or heinous, or viscious, or murderous activity, vis a vis
A particular race...
Is to decend into that same quicksand that was the slavery mentality...
BOTH in the North and the South from the early mid-nineteenth century...
Through the end of the Civil War, in 1865...

Selective condmnation, and/or forgiveness of a selected few...
Is the height of contemptuousness...
The beginning of the road backward...

the prof

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THE WHITLOCKS February 25 2014 at 11:38 PM

Where did he play college basketball??

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Finchie February 26 2014 at 12:36 AM

University of North Carolina

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rickysmith250 February 25 2014 at 11:19 PM

What I don't get is why Plaxico Burress was arrested in 2008 after accidentally shooting himself in a Manhattan nightclub. He served two years in prison. So I guess Shooting yourself and enduring the pain is not enough? so they make you do prison time for hurting yourself........... Does anyone else see something wrong with that????

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Dom February 26 2014 at 12:47 AM

What reason did he have to carry a gun into a nightclub? I say STUPIDTY.
I will never attend a professional baseball, basketball or football ever again. These overpaid, under achievers are just rotten, spoiled millionairs. I will not spend one dime on any sport.

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DJ February 26 2014 at 3:02 AM

The gun wasn't registered. NY has some of the toughest gun laws going. Thats why. And no, I don't see a problem when someone actually does time for a crime. Kind of refreshing actually.

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vtmilitia February 25 2014 at 10:41 PM

It's a good thing the senate shot down reciprocal carry laws, they make us so much safer. Anybody can CC in Vermont but I best not cross the line into NY or Mass. unless I want 3 hots and a cot for a year.

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jlcurry1953 February 25 2014 at 10:13 PM

I'm glad that I live in Alabama and don't have to worry about those kind of too strict laws. Guns are not important to me, but to ruin these athletes reputation seems so senseless to me. Having guns shouldn't be a crime, especially since he wasn't trying to do harm to anyone. Just my opinion. Dumb laws n New York, sweet home Alabama.

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Doug February 25 2014 at 9:31 PM

Watch out, Regressives...the very laws that you protect could and most probably will hit you with your "STAND YOUR GROUND" laws...what comes around, goes around! BANG! :)

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Finchie February 26 2014 at 12:37 AM

Be careful..you may live in one of those states.

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frptkosak February 25 2014 at 8:43 PM

A month after divorce papers are filed the gun suddenly turns up. Could it be it was not his gun but rather it was mysteriously "found" to make the divorce a matter of revenge. "You want a divorce, I'll fix your butt"

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sopranosly February 25 2014 at 8:09 PM

I feel for the man . He made a nice living for his wife and family then she stab's him in the back ( an didn't go to jail for it ) Wants 50% of his earning and never played in one game gets him arrested and she the Victim . before the divorce he owned the gun why didn't she turn it in then ? Oh the grave train was still on the rails,,,,,

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soultosoul01 February 26 2014 at 12:00 AM

Well said. I love those women who are all so self righteous and 'sure" that they know who the father is, with paternity tests on The Maury Show. 9 out of 10 times it's always some other guy's kids, and the joy expressed on the "innocent" man's face is refreshing to see, to say the least. Too bad Felton couldn't have divorced his wife earlier on, and hid that firearm from discovery. It's unfortunate that he married her in the first place, in hindsight. I think he should have his attourney get some DNA from the kids while he's incarcerated. Stay strong Raymond, they don't call it a "snatch" for nothing!

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sopranosly February 25 2014 at 7:41 PM

If the wife had the gun then turned it in why didn't they arrest her . She was the last one with it had on her maybe it's hers ? New York City is a police state but if you steal millions form the stock market you don't receive jail time if you own a gun you do time.

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stepnet3 February 25 2014 at 6:48 PM

NY gun laws are unconstitutional. How can two of these events be felonies?

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