NY Knicks Point Guard Raymond Felton Arrested On Gun Charges

News & Views | Camille Travis | 02/25/2014 | 09:00 AM EST

The NBA star faces three counts of criminal possession of a weapon

The New York Knicks already have 99 problems. And unfortunately, Raymond Felton is another one.


The 29-year-old point guard was arrested early Tuesday morning on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two of which are felony counts. He was cuffed after the Knicks fell to the Dallas Mavericks (110-108) on Monday and is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan court later Tuesday.


A New York Police Department spokesman revealed Felton was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, which are felonies, and fourth-degree possession of firearm, which is a misdemeanor.


The charges are said to stem from not having the gun registered and are coupled with New York's strict gun possession laws. The second-degree felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years while the third-degree charge carries a maximum of seven years, if convicted.


Felton, in his ninth season, averages 10.4 points, six assists and is shooting 40.3 percent from the field.


Former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress reached a plea bargain on similar charges when he was faced with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in New York. He was sentenced to two years in prison in 2009.

(Photo: Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images)

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