Former NBA tough guy Charles Oakley is in trouble with the law again. The former Knicks enforcer was arrested at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday after allegedly attempting to pocket a bet he made after realizing he was going to lose.
Charles Oakley Arrested In Las Vegas, Casino Says He Cheated https://t.co/XS46YGCTqD
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 12, 2018
TMZ Sports reports, “Unclear what game he was playing at the time — but one source with knowledge of the incident says Oak tried to pull back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose.”
Oakley was confronted about the incident and after a security team reviewed the casino’s video footage it was determined that he had cheated. He was then taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center. He reportedly faces one to six years in prison if convicted of the charge of “committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.”
This isn’t Oakley’s first encounter with the law. On February 8, 2017, Oakley was arrested at Madison Square Garden after trying to go after Knicks owner James Dolan. Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away.
Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7
— Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017
Oakley currently serves as a head coach in Ice Cube’s three-on-three league, BIG3. He leads the Killer Threes. No word to if any action will be taken by the BIG3 league at this time.