Former Michigan State Spartans guard star Keith Appling accepted a plea deal on July 3rd that will require him to spend a year in jail in connection with gun-related incident in August of 2016, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The good news for Appling is, while the most recent incident was his third gun-related charge, the first two charges were dropped as part of the plea deal. Appling's charges for third-degree fleeing a police officer and felony firearm possession were also dropped as part of the agreement.
This could have been much worse for Appling, but he’ll still have to spend a year in jail. The sentence agreement also requires Appling to spend five years on probation.
While he was a key starter during his Spartans career, Appling went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and spent time with the Orlando Magic organization with their developmental league team.
Hopefully, this helps Appling get his life turned around for the better.