the republic logo

Oden pleaded guilty to battery in deal with prosecutors; 3 other charges dropped

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

INDIANAPOLIS — Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden has struck a plea deal with prosecutors to settle battery charges involving a former girlfriend.

The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday (http://indy.st/16eN28n ) that Oden pleaded guilty in December to felony battery with moderate bodily injury. Three other charges were dismissed.

Court documents say a judge fined Oden $200 and ordered him to complete 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling, alcohol counseling and 909 days of probation. A no-contact order also was put into place.

Oden was arrested in his hometown of Lawrence last August after allegedly punching the woman in the face.

A message seeking comment was left for Oden's attorney.

The Portland Trail Blazers made the ex-Ohio State star the top pick in 2007 but knee injuries largely derailed his professional career.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.