Driver Aaron Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of driving through an atm in a crime that prosecutors said is a major violation of state law.
The 34-year-old was also charged with five counts of driving with a suspended license and four counts of operating a vehicle without a valid license.
Brown, who was released on a $20,000 cash bail, was scheduled to appear in court Monday.
He has been with the Chargers for four seasons and was arrested in January 2016 on a charge of driving under the influence.
In February, he was sentenced to three months of home detention, suspended for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Brown’s attorney, Michael Sallis, said the NFL would have preferred a guilty plea.
But after considering the evidence and the totality of the circumstances, it was a decision that had to be made, he said.
Brown will have to complete at least two years of probation and pay a $50,000 fine.
He could also be ordered to complete community service and pay $25,000 in restitution to the victim’s family.
The Chargers said they will not comment on the case until Brown’s next court appearance, scheduled for next week.
Brown and his attorneys have previously said Brown had a mental breakdown while driving a Nissan Sentra on the South Bay in March 2016, and was hospitalized and prescribed a medication to treat his depression.
The Sentra was also damaged by a collision.
Brown pleaded guilty to one felony count of operating while suspended or revoked and one misdemeanor count of aggravated battery to a peace officer, according to the San Diego County district attorney’s office.
He also pleaded guilty in November to operating while license revoked.
The Sentra and the Nissan Sentras were both towed, and the Chargers released a statement saying they will be donating the Sentra to the South Coast Humane Society.
The team’s owner and president, Dean Spanos, has said Brown’s actions were an isolated incident.
The Chargers said Brown is not expected to have any significant impact on the team.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.