Patterson, 31, pleaded no contest Friday to the misdemeanor
charge, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters. The fine was
the maximum amount Hamilton County Municipal Judge Ted Berry could
Authorities sought the charge after a neighbor complained last
month. Patterson moved into a $3.4 million home in the Cincinnati
suburb of Indian Hill last November, according to county records.
Patterson's failure to register as a sex offender was an
oversight, said Patterson's agent, Tim McGee.
"It's all behind him," said McGee, a former Cincinnati
Bengals' wide receiver, on Saturday. "I've never in my life seen
such a small issue turn into such a big story."
In 2001, when Patterson played for the Portland Trail Blazers,
he entered a modified guilty plea in Washington state to
third-degree attempted rape for allegedly forcing his children's
nanny to perform a sex act on him. A judge suspended all but 15
days of a one-year sentence, and the NBA suspended Patterson for
Patterson is an eight-year pro who averaged 14.7 points and 5.4
rebounds for the Bucks last season. He played at Cincinnati from
1996 to 1998.