Dennis Rodman pleads no contest to misdemeanor charge of battery

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery Tuesday and was ordered to undergo counseling and to perform highway or other physical labor. Two other counts were dismissed under a plea deal, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said. Rodman was sentenced to a year of domestic violence counseling, three years of probation and 45 days of graffiti removal or road cleanup work for the California Department of Transportation or a similar program in Florida where he lives, said city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan. Rodman also was warned not to intimidate or use force against his girlfriend, Gina Peterson.