Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Ariz

Friday, August 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NBA guard Sedale Threatt pleaded guilty this week to a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage stemming from a fight with his wife.

Threatt was accused of throwing a mirror at his wife during a March argument. He also was accused of lobbing a steel trash can across the living room of their home and breaking down the door to their bedroom.

He was sentenced to two years' unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay $464 in fines and court costs. He also must attend an alcohol screening and domestic nonviolence program.

On July 31, Threatt, who played in the NBA from 1983-97 for Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor federal charge of failing to pay child support. In April, he paid nearly $172,000 in child support for six of his children as part of a pretrial release agreement.