charged with stabbing at Manhattan club
Houston Rockets guard Rafer
Alston was charged with stabbing a man at a Manhattan night
club, later released on bail.
Rockets point guard Rafer Alston was arrested on on felony
assault charges Monday night after a brawl at a night club in
New York City. According to reports, Alston, 31, stabbed a man
on the neck during the fight at the Manhattan club on Monday.
The alleged assault took place around 3:00am at the "Stereo"
club at 29th Str.
The victim of the stabbing, Wilbert
Ashman, picked Rafer Alston in a line up at the 10th Precinct
and the Rockets player was charged with the assault. This is now
the second brush with the law this month alone for Alston.
Earlier in August he was charged with misdemeanor assault and
public intoxication in Houston, Texas, for allegedly shaking and
spitting in the face of a downtown Houston parking attendant
after becoming angry that his car had been towed. Alston claimed
that only verbal exchange took place and that the charges were
exaggerated chasing profit.
Rafer Alston is a native of New York and
started his carrier when picked in the draft by the Milwaukee
Bucks in 1998. Alston was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2005
from the Toronto Raptors. Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Rafer
Alston got his credibility as a street basketball legend, which
landed him in the NBA after playing only 10 games in his last
two years at Cardozo High School. He was nicknamed "Skip To My
Lou" for his habit to skip while dribbling the ball upcourt.
Published on 08/28/2007