Charles Barkley Jokes About The Jussie Smollett Incident

 

Charles Barkley had his TNT "Inside the NBA" teammates on another level as he joked about the legal issues surrounding actor Jussie Smollett.

Here are some of Barkley's remarks:

“America, let me just tell you something,” Barkley said while his colleagues laughed. “Do not commit crimes with checks. Come on, man. If you’re gonna break the law, do not write a check.”

Chicago police charged Smollett with filing a false police report after they investigated his claim that two men wearing "Make America Great" hats assaulted him and put a rope around his neck in a racially motivated attack. Prosecutors now allege Smollett staged the attack with the help of two friends, whom he paid $3,500 by check, in a ploy to pressure the producers of the Fox series "Empire" into giving him a raise. Smollett, a member of the show's cast, has denied those allegations.

He faces up to three years in prison if he's found guilty.

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