Trevor Mbakwe avoids jail sentence

Updated: October 19, 2012, 6:01 PM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

Former All-Big Ten player Trevor Mbakwe avoided jail time during a Friday court hearing in Miami that threatened to interrupt his basketball career, according to Ed Griffith, spokesperson for the Miami-Dade state attorney's office.

The Minnesota forward was ordered to Miami as result of a September DUI conviction, which served as a possible violation of his probation from an earlier case.

Although he faced jail time, Mbakwe received additional probation and community service. He also ...

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