New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton was charged on Tuesday with multiple counts of illegal gun possession.

If convicted of the most serious charge, Felton could face a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison.

Felton, 29, didn’t comment as he left the courtroom after posting 25 000 dollars bail. He also was ordered to stay away from his estranged wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton for six months.

Felton was charged after his wife’s attorney showed up in a New York police precinct with a semi-automatic Belgian-made handgun that was not registered in New York.

When Felton learned police wanted to talk to him about the weapon, he turned himself in.

Raymondo-Felton also alleges he pointed the gun at her during a domestic dispute.

Raymondo-Felton filed for divorce last week after 19 months of marriage. Despite the gun charges, Felton is expected to start Thursday in Miami against the Heat.


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