December 24, 1996 in Sports

Phillips On Probation


Lawrence Phillips pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge in El Monte, Calif., and the St. Louis Rams running back was placed on probation for three years.

The 21-year-old rookie also was fined $1,000 plus penalty assessments - a total of $2,900 - and must serve 80 hours of community service, half at the Los Angeles County morgue.

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