MSU’s Nix gets community service
Michigan State center Derrick Nix has been fined and ordered to
perform community service for an impaired driving case that stemmed
from an April traffic stop.
Nix was sentenced Thursday in an East Lansing courtroom to 24
hours of community service and $853 in fines and costs. He also
must attend classes on substance abuse and a panel on the impact of
drunken driving on victims. He earlier pleaded guilty to impaired
driving. A marijuana possession charge was dropped.
Nix averaged 8.1 points this past season. He would be the lone
senior returning to the Spartans next season.
Nix was suspended from the basketball team after his arrest
April 3. Nix was apologetic afterward, calling the situation
Michigan coach Tom Izzo reinstated him following his plea.