Kings' power forward escapes jail time after plea deal for resisting arrest

Report Kings Big Man Zach Randolph Takes Plea Avoids Jail Time

James HamReport Kings big man Zach Randolph takes plea avoids jail time

According to TMZ, Randolph's marijuana possession charge will be dropped if he pleads no contest to resisting arrest and he will be sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

He says Randolph was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and may ask for the charges to be vacated if he stays out of trouble for a year.

The charges were later reduced to misdemeanor possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and resisting arrest. and Randolph was facing up to 1 year in jail if convicted on both accounts.

Randolph initially had been arrested in August on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, a felony, but Los Angeles city prosecutors instead charged him with misdemeanor drug possession. According to TMZ, found in Randolph's possession was two pounds of marijuana at the time of his arrest.

Randolph's attorney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but he has previously called the allegations "false and misleading".

With jail time out of the way, Randolph can now focus on getting ready for the upcoming National Basketball Association season with a new team.

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