New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NBA has suspended Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton for the first four games of next season as a consequence of his plea of guilt to gun charges.
The Mavs still have Devin Harris and free-agent addition Jameer Nelson splitting time at point guard in Felton’s absence.
The charges arose when the lawyer of Felton’s wife brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police precinct and said it was Felton’s and she wanted it out of the house.
Felton, then with the New York Knicks and in a middle of a divorce, was charged with attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
As part of a plea deal to allow him to avoid jail time, Felton admitted he had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a semi-automatic pistol without a license.
Felton also had to pay a $5,000 fine and must do 500 hours of community service to satisfy the terms of his plea deal.