Charles Oakley Arrested, Accused Of Cheating At Vegas Casino

Charles Oakley Arrested, Accused Of Cheating At Vegas Casino

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

Another bad turn for Charles Oakley.

On Thursday, TMZ Sports reported Oakley tried to remove a $100 chip from a wager after realizing he was going to lose.

The hotel then filed a countersuit against Oakley, alleging that the former National Basketball Association star instigated the fracas and pushed, punched, kicked and bit the officers trying to restrain him while also throwing a bystander's camera in the pool.

Security at the Cosmopolitan stopped Oakley, with the incident being recorded.

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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".

"This is not a significant matter and we expect it to be resolved quickly", Oakley's attorney Alex Spiro told ESPN.

Oak, 54, was confronted about the incident and after a security team reviewed the casino's video footage it was determined that he had cheated.

The 19-year NBA veteran now is serving as head coach of the Killer 3s in the Big3 summer basketball league. Oakley later agreed to a plea deal to have the charges dropped and subsequently filed the civil suit.

Oakley was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing, among other charges.

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