Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police.
Appling’s sentence includes a five-year probationary period, one year of which must be served in Wayne County Jail. His sentence does not include a provision that allows for early release.
The former Spartan is 24 years old now, and last played for Michigan State as a senior in 2014. His NBA career was brief, and included two short stints with the Orlando Magic.
According to the Associated Press, his legal troubles might not be over for Appling yet. His sentencing is set to take place on August 3rd. He also faces gun charges in Detroit, and in nearby Dearborn. Those charges remain pending for the time being.
Appling was arrested in August when he fled from a traffic stop.
While fleeing, he threw a gun from his car. The original police report says that a strong smell of marijuana was coming from Appling’s car, and when police asked to see his driver’s license, he rolled up his window and fled the scene.
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