As the result of an altercation during a recreational basketball game, The Game was faced with three counts of making criminal threats and possessing a firearm in a school zone.
The Game decided to take a plea agreement rather than take his case to trial. In connection with his plea, two of the charges were dropped on February 11 and the rapper was sentenced to 60 days in jail, three years probation and 150 hours of community service for possession of a firearm in a school zone.
Last week, The Game claimed he planned to plead guilty to save the expense of a lengthy trial that could put him behind bars for five years.
He said, “The crazy part about this is that I’ve had guns before in my life. But this time I didn’t have a gun.”
“Because one person said I had a gun and coaxed his homies into saying that I had a gun, I’m in a predicament where I’m asking, ‘Do I want to spend another million dollars to fight this trial, so who knows what jury’s gonna come in and say I’m guilty? Or do I want to save my money, go sit down for four months and accept this felony they’re trying to give me for no reason?'”