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Ex-Rutgers Basketball Player Pleads Guilty in Domestic Violence Case

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    Ex-Rutgers Basketball Player Pleads Guilty in Domestic Violence Case
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    File Image: Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Issa Thiam (35) during the College Basketball Game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on November 9, 2018 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • A former Rutgers University basketball player has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from domestic violence at his dorm

    • Issa Thiam pleaded guilty to a weapons count and making terroristic threats as part of a deal with prosecutors in Middlesex County, NJ

    • During Monday's hearing, he admitted trying to intimidate his girlfriend with a kitchen knife following a verbal dispute at his dorm

    A former Rutgers University basketball player has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from domestic violence at his dorm.

    Issa Thiam pleaded guilty Monday to a weapons count and making terroristic threats as part of a deal with prosecutors in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

    He will now enter a three-year pretrial intervention program, and the charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes it.

    Thiam, who is from Dakar, Senegal, was dismissed from the team after his arrest in March and still faces possible deportation.

    During Monday's hearing, he admitted trying to intimidate his girlfriend with a kitchen knife following a verbal dispute at his dorm.

    Thiam's attorney told the judge his client is in talks to potentially sign with a team in Spain.

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