Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas

Charles Oakley

The former National Basketball Association player is in some deep trouble now after he got himself arrested at the Cosmopolitan earlier this week, accused of cheating during a game. Oakley was arrested by the NYPD and charged with three counts of assault for hitting security guards.

Charles Oakley during his time with the Toronto Raptors.

According to a report from TMZ, Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan casino on July 8 after officials from the Nevada Gaming Board say he was "suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".

It's not known what game Oakley was playing at The Cosmopolitan, but TMZ reported the incident was captured on surveillance video.

The state takes such crimes seriously, which is why Oakley is facing between 1 and 6 years in prison if convicted.

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Oakley has an active civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan following his February 2017 forced removal from the arena by security and subsequent arrest. After they reviewed the footage, Oakley reportedly was booked at Clark County Detention Center.

"This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved", a source close to Oakley told TMZ.

Oakley now is the head coach of the Killer 3's in Ice Cube's BIG3 League.

Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.

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