On Wednesday, Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. The initial dispute was between Nunn and a woman, which escalated when Nunn allegedly struck the woman and led him to be charged with two counts of domestic battery.
Julia Rietz, the Champaign County State’s attorney, was the first to come out and speak about the hearing.
With pleading guilty, Nunn is subjected to 18 months of unsupervised probation and 100 hours of a community service. The silver lining is that this charge will be taken off his record if he complies with the terms. Both parties settled on this deal because the 20-year-old had no offenses prior to this and took full responsibility.
Back in 2013, Nunn was ranked 61st in the ESPN 100 and signed with the Illini out of Simeon in Chicago. He finished second on Illinois with 15.5 points per game this year as they finished among the bottom teams in the Big Ten at 15-19. Although he was suspended from the basketball team, Nunn is still enrolled at the university.