LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges pleaded no contest to a felony home violence cost Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court and can face three years of probation and no jail time as a part of a take care of prosecutors.
The no-contest plea means Bridges, who was current in courtroom, is accepting the punishment and the conviction with out formally admitting guilt within the case. Bridges was accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend in entrance of their two kids in May. In July, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s workplace filed three felony expenses towards Bridges, who initially pleaded not responsible to all three.
On Thursday, Bridges’ lawyer and the DA’s workplace reached an settlement, which a prosecutor stated the girl agreed to and authorized of, that he plead no contest to at least one depend — California Penal Code Section 273.5(a), which covers home violence towards a partner or different cohabitant — and that the opposite two counts be dismissed. The felony expenses additionally included “an allegation of inflicting nice bodily damage on the home violence sufferer,” and that allegation was dismissed as a part of the plea settlement.
The authentic expenses filed in July had been one felony depend of injuring a baby’s mum or dad and two felony counts of kid abuse beneath circumstances or situations prone to trigger nice bodily damage or dying. The DA’s July launch stated the youngsters had been current for the alleged assault however didn’t in any other case specify what the kid abuse counts stemmed from.
During his three-year probation, Bridges, 24, might be required to finish 52 weeks of home violence counseling and 52 weeks of parenting lessons, serve 100 hours of neighborhood service and endure weekly narcotics testing with marijuana allowed provided that there’s a legitimate physician’s prescription. He can not personal any weapons or ammunition or any harmful weapons. He additionally should pay a restitution wonderful of $300 and a home violence wonderful of $500, and obey the phrases of a 10-year protecting order, staying 100 yards away from and having no contact with the girl. Bridges and the girl keep custody over their two kids, and any visitation or alternate of kids have to be achieved peacefully and thru a impartial third get together.
Bridges’ lawyer declined remark. The DA’s workplace did not instantly reply to a request for remark.
At the second, Bridges stays unsigned, but when he had been to signal with a group, the NBA, beneath the collective bargaining settlement, has the appropriate to droop, wonderful, dismiss or disqualify him from any additional affiliation from the league as a result of he pleaded no contest.
Bridges was arrested June 29 by Los Angeles police and launched on $130,000 bond. The Hornets and NBA each stated they had been conscious of the fees, with the league noting it’s investigating the allegations.
Before his arrest, the Hornets had prolonged the 6-foot-7 Bridges a qualifying supply, which permits them an opportunity to match any supply sheet he indicators with one other group. Last season was his fourth within the NBA.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks contributed to this report.