The New York Knicks get served another black eye — this one comes from off the court.
Raymond Felton faces New York City’s strict gun possession laws. Just ask Plaxico Burress, Lil Wayne and Ja Rule…
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon early Tuesday after his estranged wife went to cops with his alleged guns, sources said.
The sergeant says the charges don’t stem from him using the firearm in a menacing manner but of possessing a gun he wasn’t registered to have.
The struggling guard for the Knicks Felton was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm — all felonies — and an additional misdemeanor charge (fourth-degree possession), an NYPD spokesman said.
The 29-year-old Felton is slated to appear in criminal court in Manhattan later Tuesday morning.
The Knicks guard was cuffed when he turned himself in for questioning at the 20th precinct in Manhattan at about 12:50 a.m.
Felton surrendered after a lawyer for his wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, 26, brought a Belgian pistol — an FNH 5.7×28-mm. — that belonged to the hoops star, sources said.
Felton’s estranged wife is a Cornell University grad who is now studying at Fordham University School of Law. She filed for divorce from Felton after the couple married just 19 months ago and, according to a police source, was uncomfortable that the handgun was being kept in the home.
“She had knowledge that the gun was there,” the source said. “She said she didn’t want the gun there anymore.”