Former NBA power forward Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after allegedly being caught on camera cheating inside the casino. Oakley was arrested by the NYPD and charged with three counts of assault for hitting security guards.
Another bad turn for Charles Oakley. While it's unclear which game Oakley was playing, a source told TMZ the former New York Knick attempted to take back a $100 chip on a hand he knew he had lost.
"Oak was confronted about the incident - and it was kicked over to a security team which reviewed the casino video footage ... confirming the alleged cheating".More news: Saman Gunan tragedy: 'You are the hero in my heart'
Oakley, 54, was arrested on July 8 at 5:30 p.m.at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and booked at Clark County Detention Center.
"Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley 'was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known, '" TMZ reports. If convicted he could face up to six years in prison.
Oakley was recently cleared of misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a scuffle with Madison Square Garden security guards previous year in which he was violently ejected from the stadium during a game.More news: LeBron James Sells Movie Script, Might Star In It
Former New York Knicks teammates Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley before an National Basketball Association game in 2016.More news: Serena Williams into Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time after Giorgi battle