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UCLA WR Ishmael Adams Pleads No Contest to Misdemeanor Battery

The plea deal allows Adams to put the incident with an Uber driver behind him.

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UCLA DB-turned-WR Ishmael Adams finally put his legal trouble behind him today as he entered a "no contest" plea to one count of misdemeanor battery resulting from an incident last August with an Uber driver, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

The Times further reports:

As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Adams was sentenced to 20 days of community labor, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and psychological counseling, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. Adams also was placed on 36 months’ summary probation and must abide by certain weapons, force and violence restrictions.

Adams was initially arrested on a robbery charge, but the LA County DA declined to prosecute the case and, instead, referred it to the LA City Attorney's Office for consideration as a misdemeanor.

When the LA County DA declined to prosecute the case as a felony, Adams was reinstated from his suspension from the UCLA Football team.

Today's plea deal ends the legal proceedings surrounding Adams' arrest.

Go Bruins.