- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan wide receiver was sentenced Friday to seven days in jail on misdemeanor assault charges involving a punch that left a man with a broken jaw.

Csont’e York, 20, pleaded guilty last month to one count of aggravated assault and one count of assault and battery.

“I apologize to John Lavoie-Meyer, his family and my family,” York said Friday before he was sentenced in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court. “I made a terrible mistake, and I hope to get everything behind me and move on.”

The punch came just after 2 a.m. July 18 outside of Scorekeeper’s Bar in Ann Arbor, police said.

In a police report, York said he punched the man but told officers he did so because the man was confronting a friend, according to The Ann Arbor News.

“He pressed up on him face-to-face exchanging words for no reason,” York is quoted as saying in the report. “I got (nervous) and scared about the situation so I hit the guy. I punched him.”

But a witness told police the victim and others were arguing about sports when Lavoie-Meyer was punched, the newspaper said.

York also pushed another man, according to police.

Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines also sentenced York on Friday to two years of probation and ordered him to pay the man’s medical bills.

“Your punch, because of your sports training, was more powerful,” the judge told York. “Your one punch had such traumatic effect and caused such serious injury.”

York, who appeared in one game as a reserve wide receiver as a freshman last season, enrolled at the University of Toledo after being kicked off the Michigan team in August.

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