On Tuesday, according to an official from the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor, Judge Donald E. Shelton sentenced Michigan basketball player Bernard Robinson Jr. to one year of probation for two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery against a female student. Robinson pleaded guilty on both counts during his March 24 court appearance.

Under his probation, Robinson – a team captain in the upcoming 2003-2004 season – will be required to participate in sex-offender screening, to determine whether he possesses the tendencies of a sex-offender, and deliver a presentation to other Michigan athletes on criminal sexual conduct, assault and the proper treatment and respect for other students. The probation entails that Robinson not consume drugs or alcohol, for which he is subject to random tests, and won’t be in a place whose primary purpose is to serve alcohol. He was also fined $850 and ordered to not have any contact with the victim besides a required letter of apology.

If Robinson violates any part of the probation, the 21-year-old Washington D.C. native will be sentenced to 93 days in jail.

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