Greg Oden strikes plea deal in assault case against ex
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden has struck a plea deal with prosecutors to settle battery charges involving a former girlfriend.
The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday (http://indy.st/16eN28n) that Oden pleaded guilty in December to felony battery with moderate bodily injury while three other charges were dismissed. Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Indiana, last August after allegedly punching the woman in the face.
Court documents say a judge fined Oden $200 and ordered him to complete 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling, alcohol counseling and 909 days of probation. A no-contact order also was put into place.
Portland made the former Ohio State star the top pick in 2007 but knee injuries largely derailed Oden's professional career. A message seeking comment was left for Oden's attorney.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com