Former NBA Player Sentenced To 1 Year In Assault

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former professional basketball player was ordered to spend a year in jail for assaulting his girlfriend’s brother after a cookout in Maryland.

Oliver Miller, who played for the Phoenix Suns and other teams in the 1990s, pleaded guilty in November to first-degree assault and carrying a handgun. According to prosecutors, Miller and his girlfriend’s brother argued at a cookout in Edgewater in April, and Miller later hit him repeatedly in the head with a gun. The man required 11 staples to close his wounds.

Deputy State’s Attorney Thomas Fleckenstein said a judge sentenced Miller on Friday to serve five years on the assault
charge but suspended all but a year of the sentence. He was sentenced to three years on the handgun charge with all but 30 days suspended.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

    will have plenty of time topracticew free throws.

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