Police: Knicks’ Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday morning and faces multiple felony weapons charges, according to reports citing New York Police Department sources.
The Wall Street Journal reports, citing a police source, that Felton was arrested on New York’s Upper West Side for criminal possession of a weapon and that he faces three charges in relation to the incident.
ESPNNY.com reports additional details regarding the charges.
Felton was charged with second and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, which are felonies, and fourth-degree possession of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor, the [police department] spokesman said.
The New York Post reported earlier Tuesday that Felton was being questioned by police after he allegedly pointed a firearm at a woman believed to be his girlfriend. The paper further reported that Felton faces three weapons charges.
The arrest occurred just hours after New York lost to Dallas 110-108 at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Felton tallied eight points (on 3-for-4 shooting) and seven assists in 34 minutes.
News circulated last week that Felton and his wife of less than two years were in the process of getting a divorce.
“It’s your life,” Felton said, according to the New York Daily News. “When you’re going through certain things in life it’s on your mind, no matter what. You try not to let it come into your job, into your workplace, but sometimes it does. You’re human and it’s a part of life. But at the same time, it is what it is. That’s my personal life, though; I don’t want to discuss that part.”
Felton, 29, is averaging a career-low 10.5 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds in 32.8 minutes per game in what has been a rocky season. The nine-year vet is shooting 40 percent from the field, 28.8 percent on three-pointers and holds a 12.6 Player Efficiency Rating, which is a career-low mark. Felton, who is on the books for $3.6 million this season, was involved in numerous trade rumors prior to last week’s trade deadline but New York ultimately did not move him.
The Knicks (21-36) released guard Beno Udrih and forward Metta World Peace on Monday.