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Former Illini Forward Jereme Richmond Gets Probation For Gun Charge

It wasn't long ago that Jereme Richmond was a McDonald's All-American, the best high school basketball player in the state of Illinois, and the crown jewel of Illinois Fighting Illini coach Bruce Weber's recruiting class. After one lackluster season at Illinois plagued by clashes with Weber and on-court inconsistency, Richmond left to enter the NBA Draft, where he was not selected. For Richmond's next move? He brought a loaded gun to an ex-girlfriend's house and threatened to use it against her and her family.

Richmond's pleaded guilty on Monday to the charges and was sentenced to a year and half of probation.

The Chicago Sun-Times has more details:

He was also charged with aggravated battery for beating his ex-girlfriend the day before, but that charge was dropped as part of his plea deal.

In addition to the probation, Richmond was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $3,276 in court costs, perform 200 hours of community service and donate $250 to a shelter for battered and abused women.

If he violates his probation, Richmond could get 6 months in jail.

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