James Still to face 15 years, 4 in prison

Sentencing was announced Tuesday for former Eastern Michigan University basketball forward James Still. He pled guilty in November to felony assault for an incident in April 2010 when he was a student at Providence College in Rhode Island.

Still was sentenced to 15 years but he will only be spending four years behind bars, while the remainder of his sentence will be suspended as he serves probation.

Still and former PC teammate Johnnie Lacy were arrested and charged with felony assault following the beating of Yerkin Abdrakhmanovon in Providence in 2010. Lacy is currently serving a three-year sentence for the same incident.

EMU’s Athletic Department issued an e-mail Tuesday announcing the sentence, but did not issue a comment. Attempts by The Eastern Echo to obtain a comment were not returned by the university as of press date.

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