MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized in court Monday to a former Minnesota State football player who suffered a serious brain injury in a beating outside a nightclub last year.
Nelson, 21, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and won't have to serve jail time for his part in the May 11 attack on Isaac Kolstad. Nelson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fifth-degree assault under a deal reached in January in which felony charges were dropped. Another man still faces more serious charges in the attack.
Kolstad, 25, told the court his life has been "changed forever," The Free Press of Mankato reported.