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Sentencing for ex-Wildcat Rex Chapman postponed

Former UK star Rex Chapman before the UK All-Stars played the Villains in Rupp Arena on October 24, 2011, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Former UK star Rex Chapman before the UK All-Stars played the Villains in Rupp Arena on October 24, 2011, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

A sentencing hearing for former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Nov. 20.

The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court re-scheduled sentencing for Chapman, who has pleaded guilty to four felony counts of theft.

The new schedule allows Chapman to complete the 750 hours of community service he agreed to in a Sept. 8 court appearance.

Chapman, 47, also agreed to pay $15,128.30 in restitution. In September of 2014, Chapman was arrested by Scottsdale, Ariz., police on suspicion of organized retail theft and trafficking in stolen property. He was alleged to have used an Apple Store's self-checkout and left without paying on seven occasions, then sold the items for cash, according to The Associated Press.

The felony charges could be designated as misdemeanors if Chapman completes his community service and pays restitution.

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