Posted Mar 5 2012 11:53AM
MIAMI (AP) -- The mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James has accepted a plea deal that includes dropping a battery charge stemming from an altercation with a hotel parking valet.
Gloria James agreed Monday to donate $1,000 to a Haitian earthquake relief fund and perform 20 hours of community service. If she completes the service hours, a disorderly intoxication charge also will be dismissed.
The 44-year-old Gloria James was arrested in April 2011 after valet Rock Feller Sorel claimed she hit him because it took him too long to get her car at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel. LeBron James was not with his mother at the time.
Sorel has also sued Gloria James, seeking thousands of dollars in damages. Her attorney, Christopher Lyons, declined comment because of the pending lawsuit.
|Steal of the Night|
Zach Randolph steals the ball from Manu Ginobili.
|Grizzlies vs. Spurs: Game 2|
Tony Parker scores 15 points, dishes out a career playoff-high 18 assists and the Spurs beat the Grizzlies in overtime 93-89.
|Play of the Day|
Tiago Splitter makes a nice dish to Manu Ginobili for the jam.
|Press Pass: Tim Duncan|
Tim Duncan addresses the media following the overtime win against the Grizzlies in Game 2.
|Press Pass: Marc Gasol|
Marc Gasol addresses the media following the overtime loss to the Spurs in Game 2.