SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for knocking a man unconscious in a bout of road rage.

24-year-old Arthur Allen Bridenstine pleaded guilty to assault for the September incident in Centerville.

Bridenstine punched a 20-year-old man in a parking lot that day, knocking him unconscious. Bridenstine claims the man tried to run him off the road.

The man was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

The University of Utah's team roster says Bridenstine is a redshirt freshman linebacker from Kahuku, Hawaii. He did not play this past season.

Bridenstine told the judge that the incident taught him to not take matters into his own hands.

Information from: Standard-Examiner,