Hawaii player kicked off Utah football team

Published On: Jan 30 2013 10:30:09 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 08 2013 01:45:30 PM HST

A redshirt freshman linebacker from Hawaii has been kicked off the University of Utah football team after his conviction for knocking a motorist unconscious in a bout of road rage.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham issued a statement saying he's very disappointed with Arthur Allen "Afa" Bridenstine.

The coach dismissed Bridenstine Monday, the same day he was sentenced to 18 months of probation in 2nd District Court.

The player was ordered to take an anger management class.  He pleaded guilty to assault recently for punching a 20-year-old man in September.

Bridenstine told police the man tried to run him off the road.  He confronted the motorist in a Centerville parking lot, knocking him out in his driver's seat.

Bridenstine went to Kahuku High School. He had yet to take the field for the team.

The Standard-Examiner reported Bridenstine told a judge the incident taught him to not take matters into his own hands.


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