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Charles Oakley Goes to Trial Over Madison Square Garden Arrest

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    Charles Oakley Goes to Trial Over Madison Square Garden Arrest

    Former Knicks player Charles Oakley has chosen to go to trial in August on charges he struck a security guard at Madison Square Garden.

    Oakley appeared briefly before a Manhattan judge on Friday. He rejected a conditional dismissal that would have left him with a clean record after six months of good behavior.

    Oakley became a fan favorite when he played for the Knicks from 1988 to 1998. But he's had a falling out with the organization in recent years.

    On Feb. 8, he sat a few rows from Knicks owner James Dolan at a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Charles Oakley in Court Over Madison Square Garden Fracas

    [NY] Charles Oakley in Court Over Madison Square Garden Fracas
    The former NBA enforcer and rebounding machine with the Knicks is accused of striking one security guard in the face with a closed fist in February.
    (Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017)

    Security approached Oakley early in the game and a fracas ensued. Oakley was removed from the building and handcuffed.

    Oakley says he didn't do anything wrong.

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