Ex-NBA Player Cliff Levingston Sentenced
Jun. 11, 2003
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Former NBA player Cliff Levingston was sentenced to four months in jail for failing to pay child support.
Levingston, who won two championships with the Chicago Bulls, owes more than $123,000. He was to begin serving the sentence next month and will be on supervised release for a year when he gets out.
The entire amount was due Monday, but he paid only $15,000. He still must pay the rest as a condition of his release, Michael Skerlos, an assistant U.S. attorney, said Wednesday.
Levingston faced up to two years in prison after pleading guilty in November to failing to pay child support.
A native of San Diego who played 11 seasons in the NBA, Levingston is coach of the Dodge City Legend, the United States Basketball League team in Kansas.
His 17-year-old child lives in San Diego with her mother and Levingston does not have regular contact with her, Skerlos said.
After starring at Wichita State, Levingston was drafted No. 9 by the Detroit Pistons in 1982. He also played for Denver and Atlanta, and won titles with the Bulls in 1991 and 1992, alongside Michael Jordan.