MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Nick Stevens of the Blues takes part in a handball session during a Carlton Blues AFL training session at Visy Park on June 8, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Former AFL player Nick Stevens sentenced to three months prison

Former Port Adelaide and Carlton player Nick Stevens has been sentenced to three months prison, with three months suspended.

He has also been fined $3,000.

Stevens faced court on Thursday, pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Laima McKenna.

He had earlier made a deal with prosecutors to drop 10 of the 12 charges against him.

The now 36-year-old, played 127 games for the Power and 104 for Calrton in a career spanning 12 seasons.