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NBA Suspends Felton 4 Games

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton was suspended by the NBA Thursday for the first four games of next season.

The suspension is in response to Felton pleading guilty July 23 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm while he was in New York. He also admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a semi-automatic pistol without a license.

By admitting his guilt, Felton avoided jail time but was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and charged a $5,000 fine.

"I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions," Felton said in a statement. "Moving forward, I'm eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area."

The 30-year-old Felton was traded to from the Knicks to the Mavericks in June.

The fifth pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, Felton has averaged 13.1 points, 6.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game throughout 10 NBA seasons.

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