Former Celtic Pleads Not Guilty On Bad Check Charges


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker pleaded not

guilty and a judge set trial for November on criminal bad check

charges alleging Walker failed to repay almost $1 million in

gambling debts and penalties to three Las Vegas casinos.

The 33-year-old Walker and his lawyer said nothing to reporters

Wednesday after the brief arraignment before a Clark County

District Court hearing master, Melisa De La Garza.

Walker could face probation or up to 12 years in prison if


Walker won a 2006 NBA championship with the Miami Heat, but

hasn't played in the NBA since 2008.

He filed last month for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation,

scuttling a promise to repay debts to Caesars Palace, Planet

Hollywood and the Red Rock Resort, plus penalties to Clark County.


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