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Skateboarding Phenom Nyjah Huston Pleads No Contest to Charges Related to House Party Fight

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Skateboarding phenom Nyjah Huston pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.

Huston, 24, entered his plea in a Van Nuys courtroom Wednesday morning.

"It was unfortunate and self-defense," the Orange County skater said in a statement to NBC4. "I am stoked it is resolved and look forward to focusing on skating."

Huston had initially been charged with battery resulting in serious injury for an altercation at a house party on Feb. 12, 2017.

TMZ Sports reported the victim claimed to have a broken nose, and a cut above his eye. Huston has maintained from the beginning that his actions were "solely defensive in nature."

During negotiations with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, the assault charge was dropped.

The lesser charge of disturbing the peace had a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail. LA Superior Court Judge Gregory Dohi sentenced Huston to two years probation, and ordered him to pay restitution to the victim.

Huston had been released on bail, which allowed him to continue to compete. In the last year Huston won his 12th X-Games Gold Medal and was named Best Male Action Sports Athlete at the ESPYS.

As the top ranked skater in the world, Huston is on track to be named to Team USA and compete in Tokyo next summer, when skateboarding makes its Olympic debut.

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