Tre'Von Willis Will Miss Three Games For Domestic Battery Charge

UNLV guard Tre'Von Willis was arrested back in July on felony domestic battery chargers for allegedly strangling, felony grand larceny, and misdemeanor coercion; all were toward his off and on girlfriend.  Today, his punishment came down, and Willis got off pretty easy.  The original charge was a felony, but the eventual charges were drastically reduced:

Willis plead no contest to a reduced charge misdemeanor domestic battery and agreed to pay a $340 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, and attend counseling sessions. Then Tuesday, he held an apologetic press conference and UNLV announced it would suspend him for just two exhibition games and the season opener against UC Riverside as long as Willis' behavior meets the school's expectations.

The penalty is fairly light for the alleged charges, and it ensures that Willis will be in the lineup for the big match-up against Wisconsin on November 20th.  That game could go a long way in helping the Rebels gain a NCAA tournament berth.  

Part of the reason the penalty was reduced, because the case was mostly a he-said-she said in regards to the details. UNLV head coach Lon Kruger said that Willis will be closely monitored for the next two months, and Kruger implied that Willis' suspension could be extended if he does not behave.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.