A University of South Dakota professor has been sentenced in relation to an incident that took place in October.
Charles Lubbers will pay a $100 fine and $66 in court costs as a result of the incident, for which he was charged with disorderly conduct. He pleaded no contest to the charge.
Lubbers also received a suspended sentence of 14 days and must have no similar offenses for the next 360 days. He was ordered by Judge Tami Bern not to participate in children�s athletics during that time, as well.
Prior to the hearing Lubbers completed an anger management course.
The incident in question occurred on a Vermillion football field and involved a fifth-grade boy.
According to the Associated Press, Lubbers � a media professor and former youth football coach � said the boy was trying to tackle another player after the whistle blew during a game.
Lubbers then put his arm in the way of the boy, knocking him to the ground.
In November, Lubbers told USD�s campus newspaper, The Volante, that the incident was a simple misunderstanding between him and the boy�s mother.
Lubbers was chair of the department of Contemporary Media and Journalism at the time of the incident. He vacated the position Jan. 1, but still is a professor at the university.
The case originally was set to go to a jury trial scheduled for May 23-24.
Previous court appearances in the case were delayed in November, January and April.
� The Associated Press contributed to this report.