Charles Oakley’s lawsuit against Madison Square Garden was dismissed by a federal decide on Monday, in accordance with The Athletic‘s Daniel Kaplan.
Oakley’s lawsuit stemmed from a 2017 incident through which he was forcefully faraway from Madison Square Garden and subsequently arrested. The decide positioned the blame on Oakley for the 2017 incident on Monday, stating the “video footage conclusively exhibits the MSG guards giving Oakley ample alternative to depart the world.
“Video footage conclusively exhibits the MSG guards giving Oakley ample alternative to depart the world; the identical video additionally exhibits that Oakley ignored the guards’ entreaties and repeated makes an attempt to direct him towards the exit,” the decide wrote. “In truth, the video reveals that it was Oakley who unilaterally escalated the confrontation, resulting in his eventual forcible elimination.”
Oakley was banned from Madison Square Garden for one 12 months following the 2017 incident. He misplaced a civil go well with against the Knicks and proprietor James Dolan in 2020.
The previous Bulls and Knicks ahead performed 19 NBA seasons from 1985-2004. He tallied 12,417 profession factors and 12,205 profession rebounds, incomes two All-Protection alternatives.
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