LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of unlicensed driving and resisting arrest.

Barnes, who was not present in court, entered his plea Tuesday through his attorney.

Superior Court Judge Burt Pines sentenced him to two years of probation. The judge also ordered Barnes to complete 30 hours of community service and attend 13 counseling sessions with a private therapist.

Authorities say Barnes, 32, resisted arrest when a Manhattan Beach police officer attempted to take him into custody in July on an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license.

In court Tuesday, his attorney provided proof that he has obtained a valid license.

Barnes, who played the previous two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, recently signed with the Clippers for next season.

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    Colorado State University expelled three <a href="http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7892333/three-colorado-state-university-football-players-expelled-brawl" target="_hplink">football players charged with disorderly conduct</a> after an off-campus fight in April. ESPN reported that the Rams' starting defensive ends Colton Paulhus and Nordly Capi as well as linebacker Michael Orakpo were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct as a result of the fight. The Loveland <em>Reporter-Herald</em> also reported that Fort Collins police found <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20505875/csu-fight-leads-drug-probe-football-players" target="_hplink">hypodermic needles, anabolic steroids and marijuana paraphernalia </a>in two of the players' homes. Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sonny_Lubick_Field_at_Hughes_Stadium-October28,2006_-CSUvNM.jpg" target="_hplink">Travis Holland</a>

  • Four TCU frogs arrested on drug charges

    Four Texas Christian University Horned Frogs were arrested on drug charges in February. The players joined 13 other TCU students who were also arrested on similar charges as the result of a wide-ranging investigation. Junior linebacker Tanner Brock, junior safety Devin Johnson, junior defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey and sophomore offensive tackle Tyler Horn were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15/texas-christian-university-drug-arrest_n_1279572.html" target="_hplink">all removed from the team</a> after receiving these charges. <a href="http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/story/_/id/7577881/tcu-horned-frogs-football-players-arrested-drug-sweep" target="_hplink">ESPN reported</a> that an arrest warrant alleged that at least three players were dealing drugs. Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EastStandsAmonCarterStadium.jpg" target="_hplink">General125</a>

  • Football recruit bumped, expelled after tweets spur outrage

    Yuri Wright was being observed closely for college ball, but what he didn't bank on was being watched closely for his Twitter comments. The high school senior and rising cornerback was expelled from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in New Jersey after he posted a number of tweets over several months that were considered to be either racist or sexual in nature, according to <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/top-football-recruit-expelled-for-vulgar-racist-twitter-posts-012012" target="_hplink">MSN</a>.

  • A slew of charges for University of Arkansas

    <a href="http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/12/three-more-razorbacks-arrested-charged/" target="_hplink">Three University of Arkansas football players </a>were arrested in May. Wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey and freshman tight end Andrew Peterson were charged with residential burglary, however, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120512/fbc-arkansas-players-arrested-/" target="_hplink">their arrests</a> have not been the only team's losses this year. According to NBC sports,<a href="http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/17/starting-razorbacks-lineman-arrested-on-felony-theft-charge/" target="_hplink"> three other team members were arrested </a>on a variety of charges in March. UA offensive lineman Jason Peacock was arrested on charges of felony theft of property. Then, another wide receiver, Michael Whitehurst, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Lastly, linebacker Tyler Gilbert was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property. Photo credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alabama_at_Arkansas,_2010.jpg" target="_hplink">Brandonrush</a>, Wikimedia Commons Other than that, it's been a relatively quiet offseason in Fayetteville. http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/12/three-more-razorbacks-arrested-charged/

  • BC football defensive tackle charged with illegally audiotaping another player's intimacy with a grad student

    A Boston College football player was charged with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/jaryd-rudolph-bc-football_n_1372136.html" target="_hplink">illegally audiotaping a sexual encounter</a> between another player and a female grad student in March. Junior defensive tackle Jaryd Rudolph, 19, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57402346-504083/boston-college-football-player-jaryd-rudolph-accused-of-recording-roommate-having-sex/" target="_hplink">allegedly recorded</a> the grad student's "sexual noises" in February on his cell phone. He then shared the audio with several other athletes.

  • Two Presbyterian College football players charged with sexual assault of three women

    <a href="http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/Police-2-PC-football-players-sexually-assaulted-3-students/-/9654706/10025882/-/f4c7h5z/-/index.html" target="_hplink">Presbyterian College football players Bobby Henderson and Cameren Jones</a>, both 19, were charged with allegedly sexually assaulting three Lander University female students at their apartment in March. Both men were <a href="http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/Police-2-PC-football-players-sexually-assaulted-3-students/-/9654706/10025882/-/f4c7h5z/-/index.html" target="_hplink">initially charged </a>with burglary in the first degree, criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping. They have been removed from the team and suspended from the school. <a href="http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/may/07/police-investigating-reported-assault-lander-unive-ar-3457443/" target="_hplink">WSPA reported</a> that police said Henderson and Jones came into Jones' ex-girlfriend's apartment wearing masks, and tied up the three women, "crippling the sense of security" at the apartment complex. Photo credit: <a href="http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/may/07/police-investigating-reported-assault-lander-unive-ar-3457443/" target="_hplink">WSPA</a>

  • A couple University of Arizona football players allegedly punch girls in face

    A party went horribly awry when several University of Arizona football players were asked to leave and instead allegedly responded with violent action, reported the <a href="http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/index.php/article/2012/03/four_football_players_arrested_after_party_brawl" target="_hplink"><em>Daily Wildcat</em></a>. Sophomore cornerback Jourdon Grandon, sophomore offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele and sophomore offensive lineman Eric Bender-Ramsay were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing in the first degree and assault; sophomore safety Jared Tevis was arrested on trespassing charges, though the police reportedly were told he did not assault anyone. According to witness reports, a former UA safety, Joshua Robbins, allegedly punched a woman after being asked to leave with the other football players in attendance. They football players briefly left the scene and then returned and began assaulting several individuals in attendance. According to <a href="http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/07/four-arizona-players-hit-with-assault-trespassing-charges/related/" target="_hplink">NBC Sports</a>, party-goers identified Grandon after he "punched a female guest in her face with a closed fist and began punching other females in the face." Photo credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arizona_Stadium_-_University_of_Arizona.jpg" target="_hplink">Jscarreiro</a>