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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 10:10 am  |  120 responses

Raymond Felton Arrested on Gun Charges

Raymond Felton turned himself in to police early Tuesday morning, hours after the New York Knicks lost a heartbreaker at home to the Dallas Mavericks. Felton is facing charges, after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman. Per the Wall Street Journal:

Details leading up to the arrest weren’t immediately known, but the 29-year-old turned himself in at about 12:50 Tuesday morning at the 20th precinct on the Upper West Side, where he was questioned before being charged, police said.

He now faces three counts: Second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon—which are felony charges—and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said. A conviction on the second-degree charge carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.

The arrest took place hours after Felton and the Knicks suffered perhaps their most deflating defeat of the season, a 110-108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden Monday night, a game in which Felton scored eight points and logged seven assists.

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  • JJ Jones

    She must.have taken a bite out of his footlong sub. I feel bad for melo hes as good as gone.

  • spit hot fiyah

    MELO! JR! y’all wanna see how to really shoot!

  • JJ Jones

    Maybe he was going after dolan?

  • spit hot fiyah

    where is he going though? which team that can fit him into the cap gives him a better chance at winning anything than the knicks? and if a team does and the increase in chance is marginal, is that enough to make him decline an extra year of guaranteed max money?

  • King David

    LOL thank god this n*gga is GARBAGE

  • JJ Jones

    Chicago,la, or possibly miami would be my guess.

  • pposse

    the bulls no question about it, him and Noah alone with possible Taj makes the bulls easily the best front court in the league.

  • pposse

    this guy is so f’d you can’t carry guns in nyc those are mandatory prison sentences.

  • ATL dynamite

    He would be the city’s hero if he was

  • JJ Jones

    Its a shame that he failed in doing so now melo is gone for sure

  • JJ Jones

    Melois surrounded by idiots

  • Nathan Shane Long

    CAREER OVER!!!!!!!

  • pposse

    Felton just kissed his nba career goodbye

  • ATL dynamite

    This is even worse than Arenas’ case. Felton even pointed it at another person in the open. If Arena’s case got him out of the league, we may as well say farewell to Felton. So long!

  • Happy

    So true. I would blame it on Felton being super country–which he is–but he’s been in NY too long.

  • Anthony

    This future “NBA Wife” show chic sold Felton down the river in a MAJOR way….smh.

  • Wings23

    Fatty Felton

  • Felonious Drunk

    Holy crap, Raymond Felton used to be skinny???

  • Anthony

    Still in absolute AWE at how dirty this chic did Raymond….smh.

  • GP

    They found Felton’s gun:

  • Dfrance

    Reporting the story as “Raymond Felton arrested AFTER pointing a gun at a woman” is oh so misleading. Not saying that he didn’t point the gun at his wife, but that is alleged at this point. He was arrested because his wife turned in his illegal handgun to the police.

    Not absolving Felton in any way, but lets be accurate here.

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    The Knicks’ fun train continues to chug along.

  • http://h2hoops.wordpress.com/ Habeeba Husain

    so so so good to be a knicks fan

  • ATL dynamite

    That’s before he’s enlightened by Sean May’s diet.

  • ATL dynamite

    Stacey King: ‘Gimme the hot sauce!’

  • Nathan Shane Long

    And to think now only bust ass Marvin Williams remains from that UNC 05′ DRAFT CLASS

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange has a saying for moments like these, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

  • GP

    Other players who had guns similar to Felton’s during their career include Antoine Walker, Vin Baker, Oliver Miller, and Sean May.

  • xyxx

    The wife actually said he pointed it at her, according to reports.

  • GP

    So much potential cut short by an overindulgence for hot dogs.

  • GP

    Over/under on JR Smith doing this during the next Knicks huddle on national television?:

  • Saleem Rainman

    Already the worst starting pg in the L…this just pushes him out the door a bit quicker is all

  • Dfrance

    Man I thought bust azz Marvin Williams was gonna shine in the league!

  • LakeShow

    Jerome James, Eddy Curry, Baron Davis, Big Baby, Tractor Traylor… There is a long, fat list of guys…

  • LP @ThisisEther

    I’m from SC and its sad to see the slander for Felton….the whole South Cak is hoping he pulls through….slander away…

  • GP

    Outside of Baron, weren’t those guys all fat to begin with? I’m more impressed by the *PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES* (who play full court basketball every day) that somehow transform from being in supreme shape early in their careers to being tubby in a matter of 2-3 years because they stopped caring about basketball beyond minimal effort.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Jerome James of 05′ Seattle Sonics fame

  • Dagger

    Hey Dolan, how does that trade for Lowry look now?

  • mike

    unfortunate… that he does not live in Florida

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon
  • JJ Jones

    His career sucked anyway

  • JJ Jones

    He should better in new york of all places.

  • Cheezus

    So he left an illegal weapon at the house of a woman who clearly hates him? He’s looking dumber and dumber according to all the information coming out. I’m not leaving no ammo, pun intended, in the hands of a woman trying to win a divorce.

  • Cheezus

    But those paychecks didn’t, not for him. Now, he’s going to have a lot of attorney’s fees, plus basic upkeep of his property and finances, and STILL will do at least some time. He’ll never play NBA ball again. That sh!t sucks.

  • xyxx

    He should’ve realized he wasn’t in South Cak anymore. Gun laws in NYC are polar opposite of gun laws where he’s from. If his lawyers are smart, and he’s equally vindictive as the wife, he’ll just blame it on her. What proof does she has that it isn’t hers?

  • danpowers

    i felt pretty sorry for this guy until this story. smh

  • shockexchange

    This fool had better pull a Sargeant Schultz and be like, “I know nothing … I see nothing … I hear noooothhiiiinnnngggg!”

  • patrick

    drop the charges

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon
  • GP

    Still don’t understand the need for professional athletes to carry around guns when they could just easily hire security. You’re not going to shoot anyone, why carry a gun?

  • GP
  • Redd

    It’s the city, NY is where u go to screw up your life and be a loser.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Raymond Felton can be the new starting point guard for the Rikers Island all-stars LMFAO

  • banks

    I guess that’s why it’s the media, finance, art, fashion, and cultural capital of the country. Most famous city in the world. Where are you from? Oh yeah, no one cares.

  • Cheezus

    In truth, anyone who carries a gun is more likely to be shot than those who don’t, but that’s not really the point. If you’re going to have a gun, own one legally. Damn sure don’t test the gun laws in a place that will throw the book at you for merely holding one.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    If the Knicks want a new point guard they need to call Jimmer Fredette or Gilbert F’N Arenas

  • tre

    He can’t touch that behind bars tho.

  • Hotshot

    but what if he really did threaten her life?

  • cake

    Apparently, jumping to conclusions is considered level headed around here.

  • http://bit.ly/1ekQBIB SirGrey

    Correction; money wins in life.

  • Dfrance

    Idk, if you feel like you’re in danger and someone is waving a gun around you, do you wait 11 days to tell the police?

  • Dfrance

    I mean, this is the person that got him arrested, I don’t really call that winning.

  • reach

    Could have been subsequent arguing afterward that made her change her mind. Who really knows but the two of them? He’s not guilty or innocent of anything yet. There are seldom innocent people in divorce. Usually there is a guilty party, and an even more guilty party.

  • reach

    correction: He’s not innocent or guilty of a crime yet.

  • Dfrance

    Divorce aside, unless he can show that the gun isn’t his… he’s guilty. Not much wiggle room there in NY.

  • ej

    If it was his gun, he was the one who got himself arrested.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he dressed up as his wife and told them about his gun?

  • reach

    The burden is more on her and the police to prove that it is. It was in her apt from what I’ve read. Unless he registered the gun in his name in another state, I don’t see how it isn’t a his word against hers type of case.

    People do spiteful things in divorce, but it’s hardly random. There’s usually a reason for bitterness on both sides. I don’t know what they did to each other for it to get to this level, so I’m not going to pass judgement on the one thing we publicly know about. That’s why I always stick to the idea of both people being wrong, because 9/10 they are.

  • ej

    What does that have to do with him illegally possessing one in the first place? If you do the crime, it’s your fault ultimately if you get caught. That’s not very hard to understand, I hope.

  • spit hot fiyah

    has to be a lock right?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you are confusing “getting caught” with doing something wrong. it’s not his fault he got caught, it’s his fault there was something to catch.

    how much do you really know about the situation? maybe Felton owned the gun legally in another state (you don’t need a permit for each firearm in every state, or a permit at all) and just had it in his home because it’s a possession he just had? is it that egregious to think while he obviously did make a mistake, it wasn’t entirely his fault he got in trouble?

  • GP

    Well, a) he was breaking the law; probably not the smartest idea when he’s a multimillionaire who gets paid to play basketball and can just hire security; b) not sure why he left a loaded gun in the house of a woman who he recently divorced, who also happens to be a law student; and c) WHY DOES HE HAVE A GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE!?!?

  • ObiWanJaynobi

    It was stated that Felton may only receive a stiff fine and probation due to the circumstance of how the gun showed up to the precinct and the pending ugly divorce.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Raymond Felton is sort of a country boy from South Carolina….him owning a gun is less surprising then if you told me he didn’t.

  • JJ Jones

    So who’s a bigger idiot jr smith or feltin for gun posession in NEW YORK.

  • ej

    If you get caught, it is your fault for doing the wrong thing in the first place.

    Are you joking? Like, you really wrote “Is it that egregious to think while he obviously made a mistake, it wasn’t entirely his fault he got in trouble?”

    Number one, anyone who is stupid enough to think that a gun registered in another state would in anyway be legal for a civilian to carry in NYC is too stupid to possess one in the first place. As a gun owner, my pistol goes only where it is legal. That is your responsibility to know or you shouldn’t possess a gun in the first place. Number two, it’s not even excusable for someone who lives out of state to not know that you can’t have guns in NYC. This fat dope has lived there for years. Number three, unless that person doesn’t have a television or internet access, the high profile jail sentences of recent athletes and rappers who thought they could get away with illegal guns in NY should have been enough. Ignorance is not an excuse for stupid criminal behavior. This is a dumb argument.

  • Tmzulator

    Who has lived off and on for how long? Gun owners generally know where they can and cannot have their weapons. If they don’t, that’s the biggest red flag that he isn’t responsible enough to own a firearm. Plus, she said she told him to come get several times. No sympathy here. I’m from California. Never been to NYC. Even I know how strict NYC is. The lives and works there.

  • Cheezus

    Who’s arguing the stupidity of the situation? I’m just pointing out that your assertion that his career sucked has nothing to do with whether or not losing it is a big deal. It’s his livelihood. Unlike you and me, he’s a millionaire because of it.

  • Tmzulator

    My bad, I meant lived in NYC on and off for how long?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    first of all i am not absolving Felton of blame for being in trouble. He should be in trouble, he broke the law. Getting caught and being in trouble are different things. Him getting caught was a team effort, he had the gun, his ex-wife gave it to cops = not entirely his fault he got caught. i mean this is pretty simple, i’m not talking about morals or responsibility with you, i’m talking about what actually happened in real life.

    also, i didn’t argue that he thought it was legal. i just said maybe he didn’t think about it, maybe it’s a possession he owns and just had, he didn’t think about it being turned into the police as an issue because he didn’t do anything for the police to be in possession of his gun. it’s a hypothetical, i’m not going to pretend to know everything about the situation.
    ,
    congratulations, you are a very responsible gun owner and you are smarter than Raymond Felton.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ok? i was just answering the letter “C” in GP’s comment.

  • GP

    Co-sign. Regardless of whether or not she was wrong for turning him in like that, whatever her reasons may have been, Felton needs to be smarter than that. I have zero sympathy for his predicament.

  • ej

    The only thing that matters in getting caught, is who did the crime in the first place. Ultimately, the criminal is responsible for getting caught. Is that hard to grasp? How he got caught isn’t really all that relevant, which is why it’s baffling that you are even arguing that point. Guy does crime, guy gets caught, guy is responsible for getting caught. That’s the bottom line. Do you have some desperate need to be right, even about irrelevant issues?

  • DMC14

    arent felton and may mates?

  • Fat Lever

    Heard Jay is already re-mixing Pre-Game to go from:

    As a youth explosively/Clappin off the roof/Shootin guard like Kobe

    to

    As a youth I played the hand dealt in/Rollin the dice/Shootin guard like Felton

  • Dfrance

    Didn’t see that thanks.

  • Rzor

    “I’m talking about what actually happened in real life.”

    “i just said maybe he didn’t think about it, maybe it’s a possession he owns and just had, he didn’t think about it being turned into the police as an issue because he didn’t do anything for the police to be in possession of his gun. it’s a hypothetical”.

    That was not only unrealistic, but a pretty silly hypothetical for someone talking about what actually happened.

  • Dfrance

    Yeah I wasn’t trying to blame one party or another, was just playing devils advocate. Just gotta let things play out at this point.

  • bike

    His only hope is to try and put it all on her. Tell the judge ‘my ex is like sandpaper, she scratches and hurts me over and over, but now I am polished and she is nothing’. Considering what’s at stake, it’s worth a shot.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL let’s throw out the ability to read things in order and piece them together so that we have a contradiction. that isn’t intellectually dishonest or anything.
    .
    “i’m talking about what actually happened” = we know that his ex wife turned his gun in to the police. = we know he had help getting caught.
    .
    why he was in the position to get caught other than the obvious, idk, none of us do, so i’m not going to pretend to.
    .
    understand?

  • Dfrance

    What I was saying, and what NBK was piggy backing off of is, the literal fact that if she doesn’t bring the gun to the police, Felton doesn’t get arrested. Why is that so hard to understand? Whether he is a criminal for possessing the gun illegally has nothing to do with that fact. I’m not talking about his morality, or responsibility as a gun owner either.

    All I was saying is, if his ex and her lawyer do not walk into the police station with that gun on Monday, Raymond Felton would not be facing charges right now. That’s not really up for debate.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    thank you, i do not understand why this is a hard concept to grasp. none of us need a morality lesson.

  • Christine Paul

    congratulations, you are a very responsible gun owner and you are smarter than Raymond Felton.

  • ej

    All i’m saying is, if there is no gun, she can’t walk into the police station. That’s not up for debate.

  • ej

    Yet you proceeded to argue a pointless hypothetical as to why his gun was illegal. Let it go. You were wrong. Get over it. You don’t win a prize for arguments on basketball forums.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that is not what i argued, but i understand, reading is hard. and maybe take your own advice.

  • Caboose

    Lol.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    *** u copped out in the last para bro… surely***

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Any fool that thinks having money/bitches automatically wins has had neither.
    I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger…

  • nbk troll

    FDB

  • JJ Jones

    I.know I was just asking who u think is a bigger headcase on the knicks at this point thats all

  • JJ Jones

    I meant that his career sucked in the sense that no ones going to miss him

  • nbk troll

    Raymond Felon!!

  • Chukaz

    It is definitely up for debate. She could still walk into a police station and say an illegal weapon is his. Just because you didn’t do the crime doesn’t mean a c*nt won’t frame you. There is no honor in divorce court.

  • ej

    Reading is harder for you. Try doing it over and over. Here, I’ll help with a repetitious truth: Guy does crime. When guy gets caught, it is his fault for doing the crime in the first place…Guy does crime. When guy gets caught, it is his fault for doing the crime in the first place…Guy does crime. When guy gets caught, it is his fault for doing the crime in the first place.

    Want me to type those sentences more? You’re so thick headed, maybe the point of those sentences will soak in your brain some time this decade.

  • Cheezus

    Still JR. I’ll give Felton the benefit of the doubt until he’s actually proven guilty.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol

  • JJ Jones

    Same here

  • JJ Jones

    Unfortunately in this country due to stereotypes its guilty until proven innocent..

  • JJ Jones

    Fat f*ck

  • sim888

    So……Raymond was the dude sending naked gun pics to Dolan?

  • The PUNkster

    He went from being Raymon Felton to being Rayman Felon

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    sounds like you want him in jail lol

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    Honestly i really think people are fans of athletes going to jail

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  • thatguy

    have you met nbk before?

  • thatguy

    dude, give up. the guy you are arguing with is so thick-headed, its not even funny anymore.

    besides, even if you are right, he will just give you a “lol”, a “reading is hard” or just question your intelligence. no.point.what.so.ever.

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  • Cc

    An illegal gun, illegal magazine and cop killer armor piercing bullets. If this were me I would lose my job and they would lock me up and throw away the key. Gun laws and restrictions only apply to people that follow the law. Let’s see if a celebrity athlete gets jail time because he should. Like I said if you continue to make stricter gun laws you only affect the people who follow the law. Harsh penalties for illegal guns is the only way to stop illegal guns. Five years first offense, record or not people will think twice about getting that illegal gun.

  • Cc

    It took me11 months to obtain my home premise permit in NY. Yes I’m sure he regrets it but excuses don’t excuse crime. He is definitely not a responsible gun owner and only makes things worse for those who are. I’m sure tons of people will say he’s a good kid but the fact is he needs to take responsibility and be punished regardless of his social status.

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