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Former NBA Player Oliver Miller Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail For Assaulting MD Woman

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Oliver Miller, a former NBA player with ties to the DC area, was ordered to spend a year in jail for assaulting his girlfriend’s brother after a cookout in Maryland.

Miller, who played for the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and other teams, pleaded guilty in November to first-degree assault and carrying a handgun. According to prosecutors, Miller and his girlfriend’s brother argued at a cookout in Edgewater in April, and Miller later hit him repeatedly in the head with a gun. The man required 11 staples to close his wounds.

Deputy State’s Attorney Thomas Fleckenstein said a judge sentenced Miller on Friday to serve five years on the assault charge but suspended all but a year of the sentence. He was sentenced to three years on the handgun charge with all but 30 days suspended.

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