Former NY Knick Oakley heading to trial in August

June 03, 2017
Former New York Knick Charles Oakley.

NEW YORK, AP:

Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley has chosen to go to trial in August on charges that he struck a security guard at Madison Square Garden.

Oakley appeared briefly before a Manhattan judge yesterday.

He rejected a conditional dismissal that would have left him with a clean record after six months of good behaviour.

Oakley became a fan favourite when he played for the Knicks from 1988 to 1998.

However, he had a falling out with the organisation in recent years.

On February 8, he sat a few rows from Knicks owner James Dolan at a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Security approached Oakley early in the game and a fracas ensued. Oakley was removed from the building and handcuffed.

Oakley says he didn't do anything wrong.

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