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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — LA Lakers forward Jordan Hill pleaded no contest Thursday morning to assault charges on a former girlfriend.
Hill, who signed a 2-year extension with the Lakers, was charged for allegedly choking his then-girlfriend at his Houston apartment, while playing with the Houston Rockets.
In exchange for the plea, the assault charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Hill, 25, was sentenced to one year probation.
He will also have to pay $500 fine and take counseling.
The Lakers will begin training camp on October 2nd.