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.