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Rapper The Game sentenced for punching Los Angeles policeman

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/7/2017
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2016, file photo, rapper The Game flashes a sign during a preseason NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles. The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, was sentenced Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman during a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood. The 37-year-old rapper also received a six-month suspended jail term and was ordered to attend anger management counseling. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2016, file photo, rapper The Game flashes a sign during a preseason NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles. The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, was sentenced Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman during a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood. The 37-year-old rapper also received a six-month suspended jail term and was ordered to attend anger management counseling. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Game has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman during a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood.

The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, also received a six-month suspended jail term Monday and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

He may have to do the time if he gets into any more trouble.

Prosecutors say during a game in 2015, Taylor threatened, intentionally fouled and sucker-punched the officer, who'd stolen the ball from him and made a basket.

Taylor also pleaded no contest to stealing a camera from a paparazzi who filmed him being served with legal papers after the officer sued him.

Taylor pleaded no contest to felony grand theft and misdemeanor counts of making criminal threats and battery.

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