SAN DIEGO - Jim Lampley was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order.
The 57-year-old sports announcer also was ordered to stay away from Candice Sanders, the woman who claimed he attacked her in her Encinitas apartment on New Year's Eve.
"I received injuries to my head, neck and back from his throwing me against the walls and door," Sanders wrote in her request for a restraining order.
The 28-year-old Sanders is a former Miss California USA.
In a statement released by his agent, Lampley said he did not commit a violent act.
"The thing that I am most guilty of is choosing (the) wrong woman," Lampley said.
In addition to the stay-away order and probation, Lampley was ordered to enroll in a 52-week domestic violence recovery program, perform 40 hours of volunteer work and pay a fine of nearly $700, Deputy District Attorney Per Hellstrom said.
Lampley began his broadcasting career with ABC in the mid-1970s. He later worked for CBS, NBC and more recently as a boxing commentator for HBO. He currently appears as himself in the movie "Rocky Balboa."