Skip to comments.Barkley says he'll repay debt to Las Vegas casino after felony threat (Charles owes $400k)
Posted on 05/15/2008 7:37:55 PM PDT by old-and-old
snip- He told radio interviewers and a reporter at the golf tournament that the debt stemmed from a wager on the 2008 Super Bowl. He did not explain why Wynn alleged the loans were made in October.
"I've been gambling 20 years. I've never had this happen before," the 45-year-old Barkley told WJOX. "It's my fault I let the time lapse. I screwed up."
Barkley, now a basketball analyst for Turner Network Television, denied any personal financial problems, and said the casino didn't call him before filing the complaint.
"All they had to do is call and say, 'Hey, you owe us this money,"' he said.
A Wynn Las Vegas spokeswoman did not immediately respond to Barkley's comments. A hotel official earlier declined comment on the court case, citing ongoing litigation.
Barkley could be granted up to six months to pay if he agrees to the standard district attorney's office restitution program, bad check unit chief Bernie Zadrowski said. He would be responsible for the $400,000 plus a 10 percent program fee totaling $40,000.
Roger said that if the case remains unresolved, as many as four felony theft or four felony bad check charges could be filed. The possible penalty for each theft conviction is one to 10 years in state prison. A conviction on a felony bad check charge could carry a one- to four-year term.
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I guess Charles failed to take the Giants in the Super Bowl. I’ll bet a lot of people owe these guys a lot of money. LOL!
The next Democrat nominee for Governor of Alabama has spoken.
Of course, Mr. Barkley. What's $400K between friends?
No wonder he switched to being a Dummycrat...
Has he blamed this on white people yet?
Sir Charles musta picked the Pats to win SB when they we on top of their game in October.
Dude did win about 400k from the Mandalay Bay by picking the Pats & 14 pts in 2000 SB.
I’m surprised Barkely doesn’t blame his gambling woes on those pesky white christian republicans.
Stay classy Chuckster...don’t ever change babe.
All those dead Presidents are white.
Like President Benjamin, even though he's dead, The Man is still keeping Chuck down.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
“I’ve been gambling 20 years. I’ve never had this happen before,” the 45-year-old Barkley told WJOX. “It’s my fault I let the time lapse. I screwed up.”
Maybe “they” threatened to send down “Sammy da Bull” and break his legs.;-D
typical, what is that saying.... something about a fool and money.........
This guy is a jackass. He’s sorta of a friend of RUSH. The fusssball should start finding better friends than this misfit.
This is the guy who said “I used to be a Republican before they went crazy.” Crazy, for Charles, I guess, means demanding that your checks clear.
I am 99% convinced that he has money troubles and that the casino informed him of the debt (first, why the need to remind?). Filing a lawsuit is not a win for the casino no matter how you spin it.
No matter how much money you have, the odds are against you if you keep playing.
did his checks really bounce or is it the same charge as having your checks bounce?