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Friday, July 3, 2020

Charles Oakley: Staying away from MSG is ‘easy’ part of probation

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley will be required to stay away from Madison Square Garden for a year as part of a plea deal he reached on Friday, and the former New York Knick has absolutely no problem with that.

Oakley, who avoided assault charges stemming from an altercation he had with MSG security in February, wrote on Twitter Sunday that serving his one-year ban from The Garden will be “easy.”

Oakley will have his assault charges dismissed if he serves a six-month probationary period and a one-year ban from MSG. It’s no surprise that he isn’t worried about being banned from Knicks games for the time being, as he still has not smoothed things over with team owner James Dolan. Oakley’s attorney hinted recently that the 53-year-old may file a lawsuit against Dolan.

Back in February, Oakley was ejected from a Knicks game after security confronted him for allegedly heckling Dolan. He got into a physical altercation with MSG security guards, and he later accused them of racism. Oakley has since attended some Knicks games on the road, but he has made it clear he wants nothing to do with Dolan.

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