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Ex-Illini Standout Jereme Richmond Sentenced To 8 Days In Jail

Jereme Richmond. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jereme Richmond. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Former Illini standout and Illinois’ Mr. Basketball has been sentenced to eight days in the Lake County Jail, a judge ruled Friday.

Richmond was originally arrested in August of 2011 in Waukegan after he was accused of punching his ex-girlfriend and threatening her family with a gun. He later plead guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to 18 months of probation in January 2012.

After prosecutors argued that he violated his probation, Richmond was back in court and received the eight-day sentence.

Richmond will serve his sentence only on weekends and will only serve four days if he demonstrates good behavior.

“We understand how we got here and we understand where we are going,” Richmond’s attorney Lawrence Wade, said. “There were some ups and downs in the past, but those were in the past. He’s really focused on training and doing what he has to do.”

With the sentence, Richmond will be allowed to join the Sauk Valley Predators in Sterling, Ill.