Illinois’ Nunn Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor, Gets Probation

May 18, 2016
 
Illinois' Kendrick Nunn (25) and Malcolm Hill (21) walk off the court after the team's 69-60 loss to Wisconsin basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Madison, Wis.

Illinois' Kendrick Nunn (25) and Malcolm Hill (21) walk off the court after the team's 69-60 loss to Wisconsin basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Madison, Wis.

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Illinois basketball player Kendrick Nunn has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in a deal that eventually could see his record cleared.  Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said the 20-year-old Nunn pleaded guilty Wednesday. He was initially charged with two counts of domestic battery after being accused in March of striking a woman during a domestic dispute.

Rietz said Nunn was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and 100 hours of community service. If he completes those terms the misdemeanor will be removed from his record.
 
Rietz said the deal made sense because Nunn took responsibility for his actions and had no prior record. The victim approved of the arrangement.
 
Nunn is a junior guard. He was suspended from the basketball team but remains in school.

A Department of Intercolleagiate Athletics spokeperson told the News-Gazette that Nunn's status with the team will remain unchanged until athletic director Josh Whitman and coach John Groce have had a chance to discuss and review his case.

Story source: AP