May 9, 2017 10:42:08 AM
Former professional basketball player Travis Outlaw will serve two years of non-adjudicated probation after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Judge Lee Howard also ordered Outlaw, 32, to pay a $1,200 fine in minimum monthly $100-installments beginning July 1.
Outlaw will also be permitted to attend court-ordered parenting classes in Oregon, court documents state.
The Starkville High School graduate was originally arrested last year after he was indicted for allegedly possessing between 250 grams and 1 kilogram of marijuana in the summer of 2015. That indictment was amended Friday to 250 to 500 grams, which carries a 2- to 8-year prison sentence.
He was released on $10,000 bond following his arrest.
Outlaw went straight to the NBA after high school when he was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2003. He spent a majority of his career with the team, but also played for the Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets and Sacramento Kings.
In 2014, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, who later waived him.
Outlaw has hosted the annual Travis Outlaw Day in the Park, an outdoor event featuring food, games and activities for youth, since shortly after turning pro.
Starkville aldermen first decreed Travis Outlaw Day on Aug. 26, 2005.
In 2013, the Starkville Parks Commission formally renamed a gymnasium at the Starkville Sportsplex in Outlaw's honor.
Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch
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