Former NBA player, Oliver Miller has been sentenced to one year in prison for pistol whipping a man at a family cookout, The Baltimore Sun reports.
In April, Miller was charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, having a handgun on person, using a handgun in a violent crime, possessing a handgun in a vehicle, disorderly conduct, and other related charges. Last fall he pleaded guilty.
“I apologize for the wrong I have done,” Miller told Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner, “just a man protecting the people I love.”
Judge Hackner sentenced Miller to five years in prison, suspending all but one year, and recommended work release. After his release he will be on probation for five years. Miller, 41, played in the NBA from 1992-2004, however he did not play at all from 2001-2003. Over the course of his career, he averaged 7.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.