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Coban Porter, brother of Nuggets star, sentenced in fatal crash



Coban Porter, brother of Nuggets star, sentenced in fatal crash
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Coban Porter, the youthful brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., was sentenced Friday to 6 years in jail for a drunken driving crash that killed a lady in Colorado final 12 months.

The January 2023 crash in Denver killed Kathy Limon Rothman and severely injured her passenger. Porter, who brought about the crash after he ran a pink gentle and slammed into the opposite car, obtained an extra two-year sentence for the passenger’s accidents that he’ll serve concurrently.

In response to The Denver Submit, prosecutors on Friday stated Porter was dashing and had a blood alcohol degree of .19, greater than twice the authorized restrict of .08.

Porter had pleaded responsible in February to vehicular murder and vehicular assault as a part of a plea settlement that had lowered his sentence to a most of eight years.

“All I can actually say is that I am sorry,” Porter advised the courtroom Friday, in response to the Submit. “I do know that I am by no means going to have the ability to proper that fallacious. … I by no means thought I might be standing right here. I believed I used to be invincible. It wasn’t the primary time I selected to drink and drive. I am so sorry.”

Michael Porter Jr. testified on his brother’s behalf throughout Friday’s listening to, saying partly, in response to the Submit, “I do know that if I had been in your footwear and it was reversed, I might have a variety of emotions as properly.” Others additionally spoke on behalf of the Rothman household.

Coban Porter had been a freshman on the College of Denver males’s basketball workforce previous to the crash, averaging 11.4 factors per sport in the course of the 2021-22 season.

Porter’s sentencing follows Wednesday’s announcement that the NBA had banned Jontay Porter, his and Michael Porter Jr.’s brother, after an investigation revealed that the two-way participant for the Toronto Raptors had violated “league guidelines by disclosing confidential info to sports activities bettors, limiting his personal participation in a number of video games for betting functions, and betting on NBA video games.”

Michael Porter Jr. missed the Nuggets’ follow Friday to attend his youthful brother’s sentencing. His coaches and teammates are rallying behind him amid a making an attempt week.

“It has not been straightforward for him,” Denver coach Michael Malone stated. “That is why I give him credit score, as a result of he is carrying a lot in his coronary heart and on his thoughts. For him to go on the market and do the job that he is doing, it speaks to how a lot energy that younger man has.”

Jamal Murray stated Porter’s household travails aren’t a subject of dialog within the locker room.

“I do not suppose we have spoken to him about it. That is simply not one thing we discuss,” Murray stated. “We’re simply conserving it skilled right here and all of us help him. He is dealing with it very well. Clearly, it isn’t straightforward. However yeah, we’re simply letting him take care of it.”

Data from The Related Press was used on this report.