NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers basketball player accused of threatening his girlfriend with a kitchen knife has pleaded guilty to two charges of domestic violence, court records show.
Issa Thiam pleaded guilty Monday to a weapons charge and making terroristic threats in Superior Court.
According to court documents, Thiam's sentencing will be Sept. 6 before Superior Court Judge Joseph Rea.
In a plea deal with prosecutors, Thiam will enter a three-year pretrial intervention program.
The charges will be dropped upon successful completion.
Thiam, a 6-foot-10 guard/forward, was dismissed from the Rutgers basketball team days after his arrest in March.
According to NJ Advance Media, Thiam was accused of slapping an unidentified woman six to eight times. He also allegedly threatened to kill the woman with a knife.
Thiam, who is from Dakar, Senegal, played in 25 games for the Scarlet Knights this past season. He started 10 of the games and averaged 3.8 points per game.
Over three seasons, Thiam started 64 of the 90 games he played in.