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Horton pleaded guilty to grabbing, choking girlfriend

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan Wolverines point guard Daniel Horton was
sentenced Wednesday to two years' probation after pleading guilty
to grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and choking her in December.

Judge Ann Mattson also sentenced Horton, of Cedar Hill, Texas,
to one year of counseling, said Steve Hiller, deputy chief
assistant prosecutor of Washtenaw County. Hiller said the sentence
was typical for such an offense.

A message seeking comment was left for Horton's lawyer, Gerald
Evelyn.

If Horton successfully completes his sentence, he will have his
conviction wiped from his record, under the Holmes Youthful Trainee
Act. Horton, a junior, was suspended for the rest of the season.