In the grand tradition of Plaxico Burress, another prominent Big Apple sports figure – Nicks guard Raymond Felton – has been nabbed on a weapons charge. And in the grand tradition of New York media outlets, nypost.com put their vast knowledge of firearms (did you know the FiveseveN is a 28mm handgun?) on display in reporting the incident. “Knicks struggling point guard Raymond Felton allegedly pointed a huge, armor-piercing handgun at his estranged wife during an earlier domestic dispute, sources said. Ariane Raymondo-Felton – who recently filed for divorce – brought Felton’s Belgian-made pistol, an FNH 5.7×28, to the 20th Precinct on the Upper West Side . . . .”
Apparently not everyone loves Raymond. Like Burress before him, Felton is reported to have possessed the gun illegally.
Police said Felton was later charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth-degrees after cops determined the gun was not legal.
He was expected to be arraigned later Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court – and could face jail time if convicted under New York’s tough gun laws.
Felton may consider himself lucky that minuscule Mayor Mike is no longer haunting the halls of Gracie Mansion. The tiny gun rights foe had no compunction about inserting himself into a pending legal matter during the Burress kerfuffle. We’ll be watch with interest to see if Mayor DeBlasio is able to demonstrate more self control in this case.