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Rafer Alston 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.

Rafer Alston charged with stabbing at Manhattan club Houston 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

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