Sources: Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Shooting, Armed Robbery of Former Knick Cleanthony Early

Sources tell NY1 a man has pleaded guilty for his role in the shooting and armed robbery of former Knicks player Cleanthony Early.

According to sources, Delvon Dowling admitted to accessory charges Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. He now faces up to 10 years behind bars.

Early was shot after leaving the CityScapes Gentlemen's Club on 58th Street in Maspeth, Queens on December 30, 2015.

He and his girlfriend were riding in an Uber when police say they were boxed in by several cars a few blocks away from the club.

Police say a group of men wearing masks demanded Early's property and jewelry, and even the gold caps on his teeth. He was then shot in the knee.

The 24-year-old returned to the team after an almost four-month recovery following the incident.

He is currently in the NBA's development league.


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