Knicks legend Charles Oakley had his assault charge stemming from an incident involving his ejection from a February 2017 Knicks game at Madison Square Garden dismissed, according to TMZ.
Oakley reached a plea deal last August for an incident in which he was arrested and ejected for allegedly yelling insults directed at Knicks owner James Dolan during a Knicks-Clippers game on Feb. 8, 2017.
The plea deal, according to TMZ, included an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which meaning his record would be expunged if he did not get into trouble for six months. If he did not accept the ACD, he would have faced a maximum of one year in prison if he was convicted, according to TMZ.
"Mr. Oakley has been completely vindicated," Oakley's attorney, Alex Spiro, told TMZ. "The New York legend lives on."
The conditional dismissal agreement still requires Oakley not to go to Madison Square Garden for one year.
Oakley filed a civil suit in September that named Dolan, Madison Square Garden Company, and MSG Sports & Entertainment.
After the incident took place, Dolan banned Oakley from Madison Square Garden for a brief period of time before the ban was lifted when the two of them met with Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
Oakley, 54, spent 10 seasons with the Knicks, from 1988 to 1998. In his 19-year NBA career, he averaged 9.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and was named an All-Star in 1994.