Going down without a fight

Former New York Knicks big man Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct to resolve a case stemming from an alleged cheating incident last month at a Las Vegas casino.

Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas on July 7th and accused of committing,or attempting to commit, a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said.

As a result of a plea bargain, Oakley will face no jail time. TMZ reports that Oakley was fined $1,000.

Oakley originally was charged with a Class B felony and, if convicted, could have faced a sentence of one to six years in a state prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

Oakley was arrested by Nevada Gaming Control Board enforcement agents at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known, according to the board. The Oak Tree needs to relax, he's not a young man anymore.

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