Charles Oakley has deal on charges over melee at Knicks gamePosted: Updated:
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has reached a deal with prosecutors who charged him with striking a security guard at Madison Square Garden.
Published reports say that charges against Oakley will be dismissed and sealed after six months of good behavior.
Oakley said Friday that a trial would waste time and money that should be used to "keep the streets better for kids."
His lawyer says Oakley didn't need a trial to prove his innocence.
Oakley was a Knicks fan favorite from 1988 to 1998. But he's had a falling out with the organization.
On Feb. 8, he sat a few rows from Knicks owner James Dolan at a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Security approached, and a fracas ensued. Oakley was ejected and handcuffed.
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