Jordan Hill’s lawyer knew what he was talking about when he said his client’s legal woes would soon be coming to an end. Just yesterday Hill opted to plead no contest to the assault charges hanging over his head from an incident back in February of this year.
Hill was fined $500 and received one year of probation. He’ll also have to undergo domestic violence counseling and has been ordered to stay away from his former girlfriend.
All in all things ended about as well as they could have for Hill. His hoops career is unaffected by the outcome. It also gives the Lakers some peach of mind knowing t Hill won’t have a trial looming during the season.
While pleading no contest is not an outright admission of guilt it does indicate Hill’s actions were egregious enough to warrant counseling. Hopefully he’ll learn and grow from this incident. Domestic violence is one of the great unspoken evils in this world. Far too often these types of situations go unreported or are simply ignored. Hill is young enough that he can choose to live his life much differently going forward, hopefully making better decisions and not letting his anger get the best of him.