According to reports, Malik’s attorneys confirmed the NBA star entered a guilty plea to the charge of threats of violence. The Minnesota Timberwolves star was originally charged last month with felony threats of violence and fifth-degree drug possession.
The charges stemmed from an incident that involved Malik pointing an assault rifle at a couple and their 13-year-old daughter. The drug charges were reportedly dropped in the deal with prosecutors.
His lawyers say Malik will not serve his potential jail time or home confinement until after the 2020-21 NBA season. The sentence will not exceed 120 days. After he completes probation the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
During the court hearing, Malik appeared on videoconference. He told the judge he made a mistake. The NBA star admitted, “I could have retreated. I was not in my right mind. I’m ready to move on.”
Per the agreement, Malik will have to complete three years of probation after completing his sentence.
Last month, Malik’s personal life became extra messy after he was photographed on a date with Larsa Pippen. The problem with the two walking hand-and-hand in Miami was Malik is still legally married to Montana Yao.
The photos reportedly shocked Montana who went out and hired a divorce attorney. She quickly filed court documents seeking to end her marriage. Montana told her followers she was taken aback by her husband’s actions. Weeks before the photos, Malik was flirting with Larsa in her comment section.
Montana accused Malik of kicking her out of the home they shared with their son. She aired all his dirty laundry on Instagram writing, “Hey y’all I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your tremendous love and support during this time. We were told to leave our family home 10 days ago, and just like you, I’m pretty confused” by the situation.”
She added, “There has been no private or public addressing of the situation nor any type of apology. I’m not the type to disclose too much information but I definitely will if or when I feel it is appropriate.”
Montana ended her statement, ” I mainly wanted to say I have never received so many kind words of encouragement and love, and it has really help me up to be strong for not only myself but more importantly for my son.”
Malik has yet to respond to Montana’s divorce in court. After his plea deal became public the NBA star deleted all the photos from his Instagram profile. He is still uploading videos on his IG story. It appears he is taking a bit of a breather while everything settles down.