Miles Bridges will avoid being behind bars after he pleaded no contest to a felony domestic violence charge, according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes.
However, the former Charlotte Hornets star will face three years of probation as part of the agreement with prosecutors. Amid that probation, Bridges will be required to undergo 52 weeks of both domestic violence counseling and parenting classes, serve 100 hours of community service, and undergo weekly narcotics testing.
“We believe this resolution was the best avenue to hold Mr. Bridges accountable for his conduct,” the district attorney’s office said. “We also understand through the victim’s representatives that the victim wanted an expedited resolution of the case. The victim and her representatives were consulted about the proposed resolution and agreed with the outcome of the case.”
The 24-year-old was initially arrested in June for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of their children. He was formally charged with one felony count of injuring a child’s parent, and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death. He pled not guilty to all three counts at the time.
Bridges also must adhere to a 10-year criminal protective order for the victim, weekly narcotics and marijuana testing and restitution for the victim, the district attorney’s office said.
Bridges was coming off a season for the Charlotte Hornets where he averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists, which were all career bests. He was in line for a super max deal.
Bridges is not currently with an NBA team.