Don Pleads No Contest to Conducting Pain Train

3/19/2009 8:00 PM PDT

Don Pleads No Contest to Conducting Pain Train

Don Cornelius just pled no contest to one count "corporal injury resulting in traumatic condition of a spouse" for the beatdown of his estranged wife Victoria back in October.

The 72-year-old former "Soul Train" host was not present yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court in Van Nuys, where a judge put Don on 36 months probation and ordered him to pay over $1,000 in fines.

Also required:

-- 300 hours of community service
-- He cannot own, use or possess any deadly weapons
-- He cannot use or threaten violence to any person, especially Victoria
-- He must complete a 52 week domestic violence treatment program
-- He must stay 100 yards from the Mulholland estate where the attack took place

A protective order is also in place -- and the four other misdemeanors he was originally charged with were dropped due to the plea agreement.