Greg Oden arrested for allegedly punching woman in face

Greg Oden was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Ind. after he allegedly punched a female. According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHR, a witness claims to have seen the NBA free agent punch a woman in the face. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations […]

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Former top pick Oden arrested on battery charges (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 5: Greg Oden #20 of the Miami Heat in Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Police arrested former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden on battery charges early Thursday, alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight at his mother’s suburban Indianapolis home. The free agent center, who played for the Miami Heat last season, was taken into custody at the home in Lawrence on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery.


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2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis (Yahoo Sports)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 5: Greg Oden #20 of the Miami Heat in Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face. Police in the suburban community of Lawrence say the 26-year-old was arrested early Thursday on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery and remains jailed. Oden allegedly told officers ”things got out of control” during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and he punched her in the face as others tried to hold him back.


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4 Mizzou athletes arrested on pot suspicion (Yahoo Sports)

Missouri guard Wes Clark (1) shoots over Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Friday, March 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Four Missouri athletes were arrested Saturday night on suspicion of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana during a traffic stop in Columbia. Guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector of the basketball team and defensive backs Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert from the football team were pulled over at 11:32 p.m. after Columbia police noticed an expired rear license plate tag on Rupert’s car, police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said Monday.


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UCSB fan arrested after confronting rival coach (Yahoo Sports)

Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold watches his team play St. Mary's in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

A UC Santa Barbara fan who went on court and confronted Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during a game has been arrested. UCSB athletic department spokesman Bill Mahoney said Friday the man was arrested after the incident in the first half of Thursday night’s game. Gauchos basketball coach Bob Williams apologized to Arnold for the incident in which the fan confronted Arnold while the coach was arguing a call that went against Hawaii.


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NY Knicks’ Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges (Yahoo Sports)

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 photo, New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton catches his breath during a break in the action in an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, in Charlotte, N.C. New York police say Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Sgt. Thomas Antonetti says Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, and was questioned in the 20th Precinct in Manhattan, hours after his team lost at home to the Dallas Mavericks. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday on weapons charges after a lawyer for Felton’s wife turned in a loaded gun allegedly belonging to the basketball star, saying she didn’t want it in her home, police said. Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, not long after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks in a buzzer-beater at home, police said. But before the Monday night game, an attorney for Ariane Raymondo-Felton arrived at a Manhattan police precinct with a Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol, police spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones said. Raymondo-Felton later went to the precinct that night and made a statement to detectives, police said.


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Report: Raymond Felton arrested on felony, misdemeanor gun charges

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early Tuesday morning by the NYPD and charged with three gun violations, two of them are felony charges, Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports. The 29-year-old Felton was arrested at the 20th precinct in the city after his estranged wife went to cops with his gun, sources told the New York Daily News. He reportedly went there to turn himself in and was cuffed after questioning, not long after the Knicks loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the Garden.

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Raymond Felton of Knicks arrested on gun charges (Yahoo Sports)

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks drives against the Orlando Magic on February 21, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.


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New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton Reportedly Arrested on Gun Charges

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, just hours after the team narrowly lost to the Dallas Mavericks.

As reported by Ian Begley of ESPN, the 29-year-old is expected to appear in a Manhattan court on Feb. 25 after turning himself in for questioning at the 20th precinct on the Upper West Side of the borough.

Begley provides details given out by a police spokesman:

Felton was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, which are felonies, and fourth-degree possession of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor. Further details on the weapons charges are not known at this point.

Larry Celona of the New York Post provided further details and alleges the arrest was made after Felton pointed his gun at a woman.

Ariane Raymondo-Felton, the point guard’s wife, is known to have filed for divorce after just 19 months of marriage, but Celona‘s article details the female in question as Felton’s “girlfriend.”

Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal believes Felton is yet to be charged in direct connection with the incident outlined by Celona:

The former Portland Trail Blazer—who was traded to the Knicks in 2012 and subsequently signed a three-year, $10 million extension—failed to assert himself this season. He’s averaging 10.4 points per game, down from his career average of 13.3, while also recording six assists, down from 6.5.

He scored just eight points in the 110-108 loss to the Mavs on Monday night, a close encounter that was decided by Dirk Nowitzki‘s buzzer-beater.

Felton recently made headlines after revealing he is tired of jabs concerning his weight, per Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone: ”I had one year when I was out of shape, now everybody wants to talk about my weight every year. It’s kind of getting old. It’s kind of getting on my nerves that that’s all you want to talk about.”

As noted by Begley, unimpressive play forced the Knicks to offer Felton in multiple trade deals before the Feb. 20 deadline. The team was was unable to find a partner, and now the floor general will need to focus on more serious matters away from the court.

A settled private life usually leads to improved performance levels in an individual’s professional work, and the Knicks need a fully focused Felton if Mike Woodson’s team is to recover from the mess that has become its season.

New York currently sits at 15 games under .500 (21-36) and six games out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference on a run of three losses and nine of 11 overall.

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Report: Teen arrested for Twitter death threats to Knicks owner

One disturbed fan from Staten Island just might be taking the New York Knicks disastrous season a little too personally— or maybe the recent hike in his cable bill.Johnny Giamella — a 19-year-old son of a New York City cop — threatened the life of James Dolan, the owner of Madison Square Garden, the Knicks, the Rangers and cable TV giant Cablevision in several posts to his Twitter account, reported  the New York Daily News.“James Dolan, it’s officially time to die,” Giamella allegedly tweeted. That was followed by the tweet, “Death to James Dolan,” police said.Giamella also posted  pictures of himself holding a gun to the camera and a sharp metal object to his neck.And in a bizarre photo, a naked Giamella is seen holding a gun over his penis, according to a criminal complaint.Reached at the family’s home, Giamella’s mother declined to comment.Dolan’s security chief noticed the alarming postings and reported them to police, the complaint says.Giamella was charged harassment.

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