Lakers’ Jordan Hill fined $500 in alleged domestic violence case
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges filed against him by his ex-girlfriend stemming from a late-February incident.
Hill, who signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Lakers last summer, was ordered by 339th District Criminal Judge Maria Jackson to pay a $500 fine, undergo domestic-violence counseling, and give a $100 donation to the Harris County Violence Fund.
The Lakers forward was also sentenced to one-year probation and barred from making any contact with his former girlfriend.
On February 29, Hill was charged with domestic violence after Darlene Luna alleged the 6-foot-10 Lakers player strangled her at their apartment in Houston. Hill, who played his first two seasons with the Rockets, reportedly dated Luna for about 1 1/2 years.
Rusty Hardin, who also served as the attorney of Roger Clemens in his latest perjury trial, represented Hill during the trial.
Hardin said the no-contest plea is the first step to clear Hill from all legal obligations.