Charles Oakley gets arrested for alleged cheating at a casino

Saturday, 14 Jul, 2018

National Basketball Association legend Charles Oakley was reportedly arrested at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas earlier this week for allegedly trying to cheat the casino. The agency said Oakley is suspected of "adding to or reducing his wager" on a game after the outcome was known. He was then taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

The arrest occurred at the Cosmopolitan on July 8. He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted.

Over a decade into retirement, Oakley is living the life of still-beloved former athlete and now coaching the Killer 3s of the BIG3 basketball league.

The NBA Summer League has gone about as well as you could hope if you're a fan of the New York Knicks.

Last year, Oakley was in the headlines after he was arrested for getting into a melee with Madison Square Garden security guards who were trying to forcibly remove him from the stands at a Knicks game. Oakley has fought the charges.

Oakley later filed a civil suit against the venue and Knicks owner James Dolan, claiming damages for defamation and slander causing emotional distress. Following that arrest, he was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing and subsequently had the charges dropped when he agreed to a plea deal.

The six-foot-eight Oakley was a rugged enforcer playing alongside Patrick Ewing and has kept his tough-guy persona long after retirement, trading barbs with former rival Charles Barkley.