ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – A student at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School has received four months’ probation for his role in an on-field brawl that broke out following a football game.

Bashir Garain was sentenced Tuesday in Washtenaw County Trial Court for assault with a dangerous weapon. Terms of his probation include graduating from high school, enrolling in college and paying $1,741 in court costs. Judge Donald Shelton said Garain’s conviction will be cleared if he successfully completes probation.

“I’m not a bad person. This is just something that happened,” Garain told the judge.

Garain was injured in an early season game and was on the sidelines Oct. 12 when a fight erupted at midfield between coaches and players after Pioneer defeated Ann Arbor Huron 35-6. The fight started after coaches for both teams argued near midfield, and escalated when an assistant Pioneer coach shoved Huron’s head coach.

Garain pleaded guilty last month to swinging a crutch. Two Huron players were hit with the crutch during the melee, one of which received stitches at a local hospital.

Two other teenagers were charged in the case. One was found responsible for assault and was sentenced to six months probation and a $50 fine, while the other is awaiting trial on June 24 after rejecting a plea deal.

Pioneer defensive coordinator Vince Wortmann was fired after the fight, and Huron football coach Cory Gildersleeve resigned after a two-game suspension.

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