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Leron Black pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge for aggravated assault

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Black will serve 12 months of conditional discharge, pay $200 fine.

Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

UPDATE (4:00pm)

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.