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 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -The brother of a Providence basketball player who ran onto the court to confront a referee has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading no contest to disorderly conduct.
A Providence District Court judge on Friday sentenced Jonathan Xavier to a three-month suspended sentence followed by six months of probation.
Xavier was charged after coming down from the stands to confront a referee during a Jan. 16 game between Providence and Marquette at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
He was upset that no foul was called after his brother, Jeff Xavier, was hit in the face by a defender's arm while driving to the basket.
Michael Healey, a spokesman for Attorney General Patrick Lynch, said prosecutors consider the sentence fair.
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