Mookie Blaylock : Ex-NBA star sentenced in fatal Ga. crash

Updated: October 27, 2014
Mookie Blaylock : Ex-NBA star sentenced in fatal Ga. crash

Former OU basketball star Mookie Blaylock pleaded guilty on Monday and received a reduced prison sentence for his role in a vehicular homicide that killed a mother of five in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, in May of 2013.

Blaylock was sentenced to 15 years, but the plea deal was for seven years, suspended after three, and eight years probation.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the deal includes 1,500 hours of community service and treatment for alcoholism. Additionally, he cannot drive until his probation is completed.

“He has admitted he has a problem with alcohol and he is getting treatment for that,” attorney Amanda Palmer said.

Blaylock, 47, had no alcohol in his system at the time of the crash, Palmer said, but he was charged with vehicular homicide because doctors had told him not to drive because he was prone to seizures caused by alcoholism.

Blaylock had been arrested on a DUI charge one month before the crash and had other DUI convictions, Palmer said.

He was injured in the wreck and on life support for several days.

Blaylock was a first-round pick of the New Jersey Nets in 1989 and played most of his 13-year career with the Atlanta Hawks.