HoopsHype Raymond Felton rumors

June 25, 2014 Updates
June 23, 2014 Updates

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is expected to plead guilty to a felony in his gun possession case in exchange for a no-jail sentence, prosecutors said Monday. Felton was in court as the Manhattan district attorney's office outlined the agreement, which would resolve a gun case that arose amid the breakup of his marriage. He's expected to admit June 30 to at least one charge, attempted criminal possession of a weapon — he won't have to come to court to do so — and get a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service. "I want to thank the DA for being fair to me in this whole situation," Felton said outside court, also thanking his family, friends and fans "for supporting me and understanding who, the person, I am." Boston Herald

Mike Mazzeo: Felton will avoid jail time #nyk. Under an agreement reached today Felton will have to plead guilty to a felony, serve community service and pay a fine #nyk Twitter @MazzESPN

June 16, 2014 Updates

Meanwhile, Felton’s gun-possession charge arrest in March didn’t help his status with the Knicks. But legal sources told The Post Felton’s attorneys have been in negotiations for a plea bargain that will keep the case from going to trial and keep Felton from serving any prison time. A source close to Felton said he wants to return to New York, feeling he has unfinished business. New York Post

May 23, 2014 Updates

Knicks’ guard Raymond Felton and his wife went into overtime on Friday in an attempt to bring their stormy marriage to a peaceful end — but Felton threw a brick at the buzzer. Lawyers for Felton, 29, and his wife Ariane huddled together with a Manhattan judge for close to four hours trying to settle their divorce case, but the two sides couldn’t reach a deal. Both the point guard and his law student wife were in court for the proceedings, but sat on opposite sides of the courtroom and did not acknowledge each other while their lawyers went in and out of settlement talks with Justice Deborah Kaplan. New York Daily News

May 16, 2014 Updates

Knicks President Phil Jackson told point guard Raymond Felton during exit meetings last month that he will be traded during the offseason, a league source told SNY.tv. “Raymond has been told he will be moved this offseason,” the source said. The Knicks Blog

April 7, 2014 Updates
March 6, 2014 Updates

Mike Woodson said he spoke “in great detail” with Raymond Felton earlier this week about the point guard’s struggles on and off the court since his arrest last week on felony weapons charges. Felton responded with what the coach called his “best game of the season,” finishing with 18 points and eight assists in a controlled performance in the Knicks’ 118-106 slump-busting victory Wednesday over the Timberwolves. New York Daily News

“Those conversations, I’ve been having a lot of those lately with people who have a big impact in my life — my mom, a lot of people,” Felton said of his talk with Woodson, which took place after Monday’s loss at Detroit. “It definitely helps (with) everybody just being in my corner helping me through this tough time. “I had to sit back, clear my head, think of some things. I have a lot of people in my life who are in my corner. I got my son who looks up to me as a hero. . . . So I tried to clear my head and just play and be free. . . . My mind was in a different place tonight.” New York Daily News

March 4, 2014 Updates

New York Knicks player Raymond Felton committed ADULTERY during his marriage ... so says his estranged wife in divorce docs obtained by TMZ Sports. Ariane Raymondo Felton -- the same woman who ratted Raymond out to the cops about his illegal firearm -- filed docs last month in a New York court seeking to end their 18-month marriage. But in the docs, Ariane penciled in that she's divorcing Felton because of "adultery." Ariane doesn't go into detail about the adultery allegations ... but in the docs, she does request the judge throw out their pre-nup. It seems she wants the prenup tossed out on the count of the alleged cheating, but she doesn't explain why. Ariane is seeking "maintenance" -- which is essentially alimony. She also wants Raymond to finish paying for the last two years of her law school education at Fordham University. TMZ.com

March 1, 2014 Updates

Raymond Felton’s felony gun charge didn’t do the league any favors on the topic of guns. The league and its teams spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with the issue because so many players own firearms. Estimates are that upwards of 300 of the 450-odd players own guns. “It’s an image problem for the league,” Silver admitted. For what it’s worth, Dallas owner Mark Cuban has a sound philosophy when it comes to weapons. “If a player says he needs to take their gun when he goes someplace,” he said, “then they don’t need to be going to that place.” New York Daily News

February 28, 2014 Updates

NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes Raymond Felton's weapons-related felony charges creates "an image problem for the league." "We spend a lot of time here educating our players on guns," Silver told ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" on Friday morning. "We have a rookie transition program where there are several seminars about, of course, the dangers of guns. But, also, players do have a legal right to guns in certain jurisdictions and we assist our players if they are insistent on having a gun, how to do it legally. "In this case, at least, the allegation is Raymond didn't have a legal gun in New York. So it's a problem for all of us; it's an image problem for the league." ESPN.com

February 27, 2014 Updates

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton might be in a slump on the basketball court, but he’s a high-scorer in the bedroom, law enforcement sources told The Post on Wednesday. Estranged wife Ariane Raymondo-Felton told cops that the hoops star was a serial cheater, carrying on with more than one mistress during their 19-month marriage, which is now headed for divorce, sources said. “[Felton’s wife said] he was constantly cheating” with multiple women, a law enforcement source said. New York Post

Raymondo-Felton – a first-year law student at Fordham University – also told police that the couple had four nasty squabbles since last summer, during which Felton brandished his FNH Five-Seven 28mm handgun at least twice, sources said. The final incident occurred on Valentine’s Day, when Felton, 29, pulled the loaded firearm and waved it at his wife while they were arguing about “bull—- domestic stuff” in their posh Upper West Side pad, a source said. “It was obviously done to intimidate me,” Raymondo-Felton later told cops about her husband’s gunplay, according to one source. New York Post

February 26, 2014 Updates

The last thing this team needs is more distractions, but on Wednesday when the recently arrested Raymond Felton returned to practice, his legal troubles trumped everything else Knicks related. Felton is going to play the rest of the season with pending felony firearm charges, but tried to downplay the distraction in a statement to the press, after which he did not answer questions. “I want to start off by saying thank you to my teammates, thank you to the fans,” Felton told reporters after practice without taking any questions. “To my family, to my friends, everybody for their support in this situation. This is not a distraction to this team. I’m focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates. As far as speaking on what’s going on off the court with me, there will be no comment. If you’ve got any questions, anything dealing with that, speak with my lawyer. “I’m here to concentrate on this team, finish this season out with the New York Knicks and see what happens, man. Trying to make it to the playoffs. We’re five and a half games out, 25 games left, so I’m really focusing on that with these guys, with the team and trying to make that happen.” Basketball Insiders

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