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Raymond Felton pleads guilty on gun charges, will avoid jail

Jul 23, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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Raymond Felton will not be going to jail.

But I would expect the NBA will come down with some kind of suspension (or at least fine) for him.

Felton was arrested last February in New York on three separate weapons charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at his wife (they were going through a divorce at the time, although that certainly is no excuse for the behavior). New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but as had been expected Felton avoided jail time by pleading guilty, reports the Associated Press.

Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol without a license….

He was immediately sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Rebold said Felton will be allowed to do the service outside New York.

Felton was traded from the Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks this summer along with Tyson Chandler.

As previously noted, it’s likely the NBA comes down with a little additional punishment for Felton.

  1. dirtyjerseysports - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Plaxico Burress your thoughts….

  2. marcusfitzhugh - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    If you even dream about getting stopped with a gun in NYC you’ll wake up in handcuffs. Whatever he paid his lawyer was money well spent.

  3. chicagosports2014 - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Bet Lil Wayne hot. Plaxico gun went off, its a lil diff.

  4. campcouch - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    No idea why he would get suspended or fined for breaking a local ordinance. In another city or state, no one would care.

    • bkbell3 - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      Yea camp, i live in ny state and you can’t have a magazine with more than 7 bullets. But you can have a mag. that holds 10 rounds but they will trust you to only load it with only 7 They make gun laws based on how a gun looks not on how it operates. If you have a pistol grip on a rifle it is banned even though it still shoots one bullet for one pull on the trigger. sigh. It always seemed crazy to me that if you are standing next to a state line and do something you are ok but if you take one step to the right and step over the state line and do something you can go to jail for it. smh

  5. duhwighthoward - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    That sucks. He didn’t even get to use it.

  6. davidly - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Don’t see how getting shipped to Dallas is avoiding jail.

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