Keith Appling pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday.
The former Michigan State Spartans star is said to have gotten in an argument with his first cousin, Clyde Edmonds, before Appling shot Edmonds multiple times.
Miriam Marini of the Detroit Free Press reported that Appling faces 18 to 40 years in prison in connection to the fatal shooting of his relative, Clyde Edmonds.
He is also pleading guilty to a firearm felony charge as part of a plea deal.
Appling’s girlfriend, Natalie Bannister, would receive 1.5 years of probation after pleading guilty to charges of lying to police. She reportedly drove Appling from the crime scene, but an accessory charge was dismissed.
During his four seasons at Michigan State, Appling averaged 10.6 points per game.
This is not his first brush with the law. He was arrested in 2016 for having a loaded gun in a strip club. He also faced drug charges in 2020 when police said they found a “golf ball-sized amount” of heroin in his car.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.