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Monday, February 14, 2005
Michigan suspended Horton on Jan. 25

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan point guard Daniel Horton pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of domestic violence.

Horton, who has been one of Michigan's best players the past three seasons and was named the MVP of last season's NIT, is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and choking her on Dec. 10.

"We got into a heated argument, and I pushed her," Horton told District Judge Ann Mattson.

Horton, who is free on bond, could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine on the misdemeanor charge when he is sentenced March 9. But his attorney, Gerald Evelyn, said he expects his client to be sentenced to probation and counseling.

Michigan coach Tommy Amaker suspended Horton on Jan. 25 after the junior from Cedar Hill, Texas, was charged. Horton, who has missed six games, is averaging 12.4 points per game this season.