Dennis Rodman Pleads No Contest in Domestic Assault

06/25/2008 at 07:45 AM EDT

Dennis Rodman Pleads No Contest in Domestic Assault
Dennis Rodman
Evan Agostini/Getty
Dennis Rodman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery Tuesday.

The former basketball player was sentenced to one year of domestic violence counseling and three years probation, the Associated Press reports. He must also complete 45 days of community service – specifically physical labor like highway cleanup or graffiti removal.

Rodman, 47, was arrested at an L.A. hotel in April, when a woman reported that he'd struck her during a disagreement.

Days later, the ex-NBA star entered into an outpatient rehab facility.

"His life has not been going smoothly for the last few months," his manager, Darren Prince, told PEOPLE at the time – adding that Rodman has been under stress since his divorce from third wife Michelle Moyer. "He has not been able to see his kids. And he has been drinking too much."

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters