Fighting Illini basketball forward Leron Black has plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for aggravated assault. The sophomore will serve 12 months of conditional discharge -- which means he'll avoid jail time -- and he'll also be required to pay a $200 fine.
#Illini F Leron Black pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge for aggravated assault. Will serve 12 months conditional discharge, pay $200 fine.— WCIA3sports (@WCIA3sports) April 21, 2016
Black was arrested at an Urbana nightclub on February 19 after threatening and pulling a knife on a bouncer. He was originally charged with felony aggravated assault, but the charges were downgraded after both legal parties agreed to a deal. The conditions of the agreement reportedly entailed Black's enrollment in a diversionary program, but it's not clear if that's still the case.
Many presumed Black would enter the 'Second Chance' program but he plead guilty to a lesser charge to avoid another court appearance— WCIA3sports (@WCIA3sports) April 21, 2016
Black averaged 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in the seven games he played last season before suffering a knee injury. He also averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds during freshman year.