New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was released on a $25,000 bail yesterday (Feb. 25), according to SI.com.
Felton was arrested on gun charges Tuesday after being found in possession of an unlicensed and unregistered weapon. While earlier reports that his wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, alleged that he had threatened her with the gun had surfaced, no domestic violence charges were made at a Manhattan court.
Now, the Knicks player could serve a maximum sentence of 2 to 7 years in jail if he is convicted.
Jugde Diana Boyer set a six-month order of protection against Felton in order to keep him away from his wife for her safety.
Raymond and his wife are currently in the middle of a divorce after she filed for legal separation last week.
“It’s your life,” Felton said, according to the New York Daily News. “When you’re going through certain things in life it’s on your mind, no matter what. You try not to let it come into your job, into your workplace, but sometimes it does. You’re human and it’s a part of life. But at the same time, it is what it is. That’s my personal life, though; I don’t want to discuss that part.”
Felton is also said to be in trade talks and is scheduled to play the Miami Heat tomorrow (Feb. 27).