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Published: Tuesday, 3/6/2012

James’ mother gets plea deal

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — Gloria James, 44, 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.

She 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.

BIG DUNK: Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said Lebron James has agreed to market Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream in Asia.

Dunkin’ said the agreement will last at least two years and is worth at least $1 million.

Dunkin’ said James will promote its brands in China, Taiwan, India, and South Korea through advertisements, online media, and in-store marketing. James will also make personal appearances in Asia after the season ends in June.

Dunkin’ said the deal with James is part of an expansion in Asia, where the company has about 5,400 stores.



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