Ex-New York Knicks great Charles Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas on Sunday for committing - or attempting to commit - a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement provided to ESPN on Thursday.
In May 2011, Oakley filed a lawsuit against the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for an alleged "gang-style beat down" by security in 2010. He's most well known for his runs with the Chicago Bulls (1985-88), New York Knicks (1988-98), and Toronto Raptors (1999-2001). What game Oakley was playing at the time is unknown.
Further details were not available, but TMZ reported that Oakley pulled back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose his wager.
A security team confronted Oakley and after reviewing the casino video footage, he was booked into Clark County Detention Center. According to TMZ Sports, Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".
In his days as an National Basketball Association enforcer, Charles Oakley was known to smack a few opposing players upside their head and deliver a message that he wasn't there to play around.
He is now a coach for the Killer 3s of the Big3 league. Dolan suggested Oakley was drunk and heckling him, and Oakley was arrested for assault, harassment and trespassing.
Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.