Former Rutgers basketball player Issa Thiam enters guilty plea

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Issa Thiam — a former Rutgers Scarlet Knights men’s basketball player — had plead guilty to charges of domestic violence, according to NBC New York. He plead guilty to a weapons charge and making terroristic threats in a plea agreement with the Middlesex County, New Jersey prosecutors.

On Monday, he admitted in the hearing to trying to intimidate his girlfriend with a kitchen knife following an argument that began in his dorm. He was dismissed from the team in March following his arrest.

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The Dakar, Senegal native could also potentially face deportation out of the country, as a result of this agreement. He is now required to enter into a three-year pretrial intervention program.

If he completes the program, the charges would eventually be dismissed.

According to NBC New York, Thiam’s attorney informed the judge during the hearing that their client is close to a deal with a team in Spain.

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