N.Y. Knick Raymond Felton arrested on weapons charges

New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton catches his breath during a break in the action in an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Nov. 8, 2013. New York police say Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon early Tuesday morning.
Nell Redmond, AP

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

Police say Felton turned himself in early Tuesday, shortly after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at home.

They say an attorney for Felton's wife arrived at a Manhattan precinct with the weapon at 7 p.m. Monday, claiming she didn't want the Belgian-made FN Herstal pistol in the home.

Police say the charges don't stem from Felton using the firearm in a menacing manner. They say he wasn't registered to have the gun.

A Knicks spokesman had no immediate comment. Attorneys for Felton had no comment. A lawyer for wife Ariane Raymondo-Felton didn't respond to requests for comment.

The Knicks signed Felton to a three-year deal in July 2012 after trading star Jeremy Lin.

Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress served 20 months in prison on a gun charge after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub in 2008.