*Former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock pleaded guilty Monday and received reduced prison time for his role in a suburban Atlanta car accident that killed a mother of five.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Blaylock was sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of Monica Murphy in a head-on collision in Clayton County on May 31, 2013. According to the plea deal, the term was reduced to seven years — suspended after three — and eight years’ probation.
At the time of the wreck, Blaylock, 47, had been under treatment for seizures, the Journal-Constitution reported, citing a family member. Before the crash, a doctor had ordered Blaylock not to drive, prosecutors said.
Blaylock starred in college at Oklahoma and was a first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Nets in 1989. He spent the bulk of his 13-year pro career with the Atlanta Hawks and was an All-Star selection in 1994. That season he averaged 17.4 points and 5.9 assists.