INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service Monday for driving without a license after a judge suspended a possible 60-day jail sentence.
Williams pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in Marion Superior Court. He was also fined $400 and ordered to pay $160 in court costs.
The 6-foot-9 Williams, a first-round draft pick last year out of Memphis, was arrested Sept. 11 after a traffic stop in which marijuana was found in his car. One passenger was charged with possession of the drug and another was charged with handgun violations.
Williams showed Judge Linda E. Brown a new driver's license at the hearing, which was rescheduled after he failed to show up in court Friday. He told the judge he had overslept. She had threatened to issue a warrant for his arrest if he didn't show up Monday.
Brown ordered the community service to be completed by Dec. 3 at the Christamore House, a westside community center.
Pacers president Larry Bird also suspended Williams for the first three games this season.
A few days after his arrest, Williams apologized, saying he would take full responsibility and wanted to be held accountable for his actions.
The Pacers open training camp this week.

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 509 Boston Celtics  76%
#2 508 Utah Jazz  53%
#3 512 Atlanta Hawks  53%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Clippers vs. Jazz Game 6 Pick Will the Utah Jazz finish off their series with the Los Angeles Clippers when the two meet in Game 6 of their...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Bulls Game 6 Pick Can the Boston Celtics win a fourth straight and finish the Chicago Bulls when they meet in Game 6 tonight at...
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6 Pick Can the Atlanta Hawks force a Game 7 with the Washington Wizards when the two meet tonight in Game 6 at 7:30PM...
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Pick Will the San Antonio Spurs go on the road and finish off the Memphis Grizzlies when the two meet in Game 6...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Bucks Game 6 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors close out the Milwaukee Bucks when the two meet in Game 6 of their NBA Playoffs series today at 7PM...

NBA Team Pages