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Former UNLV basketball player sentenced to community service

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Leila Navidi

UNLV basketball player Savon Goodman appears for an arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday, August 30, 2013.

A former UNLV basketball player accused of stealing a pair of sneakers and cash from a friend’s apartment was sentenced today to community service on misdemeanor petty larceny and trespassing charges.

Savon Goodman entered into a plea deal last month in which more serious felony charges against him were dropped.

Goodman was not present today in Las Vegas Township Justice Court and is living in the Philadelphia area, according to his attorney William B. Terry.

Under terms of his sentence, Goodman must perform 200 hours of community service and pay $1,370 in restitution. He also must stay out of trouble for a year or face 120 days in jail.

Goodman, whose departure from the Rebels was announced in October, was originally charged with grand larceny, burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Goodman was accused of entering the friend’s off-campus apartment without permission on May 18 and stealing a pair of Nike LeBron X Cutting Jade sneakers, $500 and 26 video games, according to Metro Police.

Rebels coach Dave Rice announced in October that Goodman, a forward entering his sophomore season, wouldn’t play another game.

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