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Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Horton pleaded guilty to grabbing, choking girlfriend

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan Wolverines point guard Daniel Horton was sentenced Wednesday to two years' probation after pleading guilty to grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and choking her in December.

Judge Ann Mattson also sentenced Horton, of Cedar Hill, Texas, to one year of counseling, said Steve Hiller, deputy chief assistant prosecutor of Washtenaw County. Hiller said the sentence was typical for such an offense.

A message seeking comment was left for Horton's lawyer, Gerald Evelyn.

If Horton successfully completes his sentence, he will have his conviction wiped from his record, under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. Horton, a junior, was suspended for the rest of the season.