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4 x NBA Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace sentenced to a year in jail (serves 2 days)

Published on March 18th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 8,500 views

The name Ben Wallace doesn’t get mentioned much anymore but a couple of days ago on The Starters, they were discussing the “Best Undersized Players of All-Time” and Big Ben had a few name drops.  It was good hearing about that overachieving NBA champion but today we get some not so great news about the 4 time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Via CBS6 WTVR.com

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Former NBA and Virginia Union University basketball star Ben Wallace entered a plea of no contest after he was arrested Tuesday for leaving the scene of a February car crash.

Wallace received a one year jail sentence.

The Henrico County judge suspended all but two days of the sentence. Wallace started serving his two day sentence Tuesday.

Last month a SUV registered to Wallace slammed into a fence outside a home off Gaskins Rd. and Peppertree Dr. in Henrico’s West End.

“It was dark, but it’s clear from here I saw one person trying to fight to get out of the car,” homeowner Silverio Acosta said in an interview last month. Once the man got out of the SUV, Acosta said he saw the man pick up and smash pieces of wood against the fence “because he was angry.”

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