Former OU basketball star Mookie Blaylock pleaded guilty on Monday and received a reduced prison sentence for his role in a vehicular homicide that killed a mother of five in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, in May of 2013.
Blaylock was sentenced to 15 years, but the plea deal was for seven years, suspended after three, and eight years probation.
Blaylock’s family said he had been undergoing treatment for seizures at the time of the crash, which was a head-on collision.
Prosecutors said a doctor had ordered Blaylock to not drive before the crash.
Blaylock suffered serious injuries in the crash as well, and was on life support briefly after the crash.
Blaylock played 13 seasons in the NBA for three different teams: Atlanta, New Jersey and Golden State.
He made the All-Star Game in 1994 and was a six-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team.
Blaylock helped Oklahoma to the Final Four in 1988, and was an All-American his senior season in 1989.