Former Charlotte Bobcats point guard Raymond Felton was arrested in Manhattan on felony gun charges overnight, according to various New York media reports.
Police told the Associated Press this morning the charges stem from the gun not being registered in New York State. Felton was arrested hours after his current team, the New York Knicks, lost a home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Felton was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor during an arrest on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The New York Times quoted a law enforcement source as saying the gun was turned into a precinct house by Felton's wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton. Felton has publicly acknowledged the couple is divorcing.
The Times story indicates Felton might have threatened his wife with the firearm.
New York State has particularly stringent gun laws. Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years incarceration for accidentally discharging a weapon at a Manhattan nightclub.
Felton, who played for North Carolina, was drafted fifth overall by the Bobcats in 2005. He played for the Bobcats through the 2009-10 season before leaving in free-agency.