Lamar Odom changed his previous not guilty plea to no contest in a Southern California courtroom Monday. Lamar wasn't physically present, instead entering his plea via his attorney. Odom was ultimately sentenced to 3-years probation, and must attend an alcohol education class, according to Radar Online on Dec. 9.
Lamar Odom, the 34-year-old NBA player and estranged husband of reality-star Khloe Kardashian, will also lose his driver's license as previously reported. According to People, he's also been slapped with $1,800 in fines and penalties.
The loss of driving privileges is automatic since at the time of Odom's arrest on Aug. 30, he refused to undergo chemical testing. Lamar was stopped at around 3:30 a.m. on a freeway in the San Fernando Valley for driving erratically, and first failed field sobriety tests.
Lamar's attorney entered the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors in Van Nuys Superior Court this morning. California Highway Patrol public information officer Leland Tang said Odom did what no one should ever do, he refused the chemical tests.
"That means that his license is revoked and Lamar could get the most powerful attorney in the world and he is still not going to have a license for a year", Tang said.
Just last month, Lamar admitted he fell off the wagon when an infamous video went viral on the internet. In it he's seen slurring his words as he rapped shirtless with a pal in a Los Angeles bathroom.
Afterwards, Odom called the incident a "one time deal" and insisted his problem drugs of powder and crack cocaine were not involved. He also said after that he doesn't want drugs to be his legacy.
Lamar is desperately trying to salvage his NBA career, and as such has agreed to undergo random drug testing in exchange for a spot on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The random drug testing will supposedly be administered by the team, and if he returns one dirty test, he will immediately be suspended from the team, a source reported.