Charles Oakley accepts deal to dismiss misdemeanor charges

6:24 PM ET

Former New York Knicks great Charles Oakley on Friday accepted a deal to have charges stemming from a February incident at Madison Square Garden dismissed, but he left open the possibility of pursuing civil action against team owner James Dolan.

Oakley was arrested after a run-in with MSG security on Feb. 8 and charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault, one misdemeanor count of aggravated harassment and one misdemeanor count of trespassing. He was also cited for two additional counts of harassment that are considered noncriminal violations.

On Friday, Assistant District Attorney Ryan Lipes offered Oakley a deal — an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal — that will lead to the charges being dropped if he stays out of trouble for six months and complies with a condition that prohibits Oakley from trespassing at Madison Square Garden for one year.

Oakley declined comment when asked about the trespassing condition, but he said in court that he had “no plans to go” to Madison Square Garden when the condition was

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