Raymond Felton reaches plea agreement, avoids jail

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton reached a plea agreement on two felony gun charges Monday, avoiding jail time (ESPN, June 23).

Felton must plead guilty to one of the charges, pay a $5,000 fine, complete 500 hours of community service, waive his right to appeal the case as a defendant, and register as a gun offender.

“I just want to say that I want to thank the DA for being fair to me in this whole situation,” Felton said. “I want to thank all my friends, my family especially, my fans, everybody just for supporting me and understanding the person I am.”

On February 25, Felton turned himself in following allegations that he threatened his wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, with a firearm. Raymondo-Felton had filed for divorce from Felton a week earlier.

Felton could have faced a maximum sentence of seven years in prison if convicted of the two felony gun charges.




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theking
theking

so question of the day:


if LeBron and melo team up (both highly criticized) who gets the majority of the blame if they don't win their first year

mrdullah
mrdullah

I think Riley's rant actually made LBJ upset and it's actually going to make LBJ bolt...

I would feel highly disrespected if I was him...

THE WHOLE WORLD knows Pat Riley was talking about a him and subsequently called him out...

mrdullah
mrdullah

"In a world where basketball rules ESPN brings you the sequel to the smash hit The Decision..with... The Decision 2 ..."

ESPN JULY 4th 8pm...

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

What is Mitch Kupchak up to? Lakers been too quiet during all this....

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

what's the real end game?


Lebron just jumpoed to the front of the stage.


Surprising really..

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

As far as LeBron taking less to help the Heat owner pay less in taxes:


New York Daily News: As team insiders have maintained for months, James isn’t interested in reducing his salary from $20.6 next season and $22.1 million in 2015-16 just so that team owner Micky Arison can avoid paying luxury taxes. As they say, been there, done that and all it got James was second place.

Melo62
Melo62

Melo and Lebron going to play with Kobe!

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

LeBron couldn't let melo have his spotlight...Melo just took a back seat lol.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@theking. If were talking about hate in TKB it would be Melo by a landslide... The same 5 bozos would repeat their same comments over and over for years to come, as they have for the last 3 years with Melo here

brookdon
brookdon

We would never know. Lebron and Melo together would destroy teams. Itd be magic worthy with more scoring.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieTKB 

Could be trying to avoid the luxury repeater tax for Mickey Arison. You can't build a team in Miami with the repeater tax in place. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Mel Brown 

They need a team with about $40 million in cap space. Not sure that is possible this season.

johneco
johneco

@AgeesCatch  The Wizards were not able to terminate Arenas' contract - wasn't that a felony too?

theking
theking

@brookdon  imagine melo one on one. imagine teams not collapsing on LeBron because melo is on the perimeter .... that is scary

mrdullah
mrdullah

Think it's going to backfire? I do...

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@Knicks_Fanatic @BiggieTKB with franchise values soaring ?


everything I've read says the heatles dont want to just take a paycut to put it back in Arison's pocket.. they would do it to improve the team.

theking
theking

@Knicks_Fanatic @Mel Brown  might not make sense but they could

bulls offer rose butler picks for LeBron or melo then the other one signs as a fa

Houston trades harden future pick for LeBron and then asik lin another pick for melo

knicks trade shump timmy and stat for LeBron and resign melo

dallas can sign w.e one then send ellis and picks for the other one

philly can sign both out right


not saying it will happen but

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

They don't have the cap space unless Leflop takes a huge pay cut and Lowry takes a huge paycut too.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@BiggieTKB @MeloStat301  That's what Knicks Fanatic said below... he said "there was speculation the big three would opt out so mickey wont pay the reaper tax"...which I never heard reported at all...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Mel Brown @Knicks_Fanatic 

With cap holds a team would need to less than $20 million is signed contract to get $40 million in cap space.

theking
theking

@illmatix @theking  yup add the old kobe into the mix and Dwight howard all you need is one more for your starting 5 of all time most hated players lol