The charge of assault on a sports official will be dropped if he completes the program without further incidents.

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An emergency room physician in western Pennsylvania who attacked a hockey referee during a recreational game has accepted an agreement that will get the charges dropped.

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Dr. Jeremy Gilbert, 43, on Thursday agreed to two years’ probation and to attend anger management counseling sessions under the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time offenders. The charge of assault on a sports official will be dropped if he completes the program without further incidents.

Gilbert was playing in a recreational league game at Pittsburgh Ice Arena in October when referee Mario de Leon called a holding penalty on him.

Video showed Gilbert pushed de Leon to the ice and punched him, police said.

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De Leon told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the plea deal was a “slap on the wrist” and the doctor had “never apologized for what he did.” Gilbert’s lawyer told the newspaper his client has been remorseful from the start.

“This is a gentleman who lives a life of service. He’s helped scores of individuals and has a thriving medical practice,” said attorney Christopher Thomas.

Gilbert did not speak at the preliminary hearing.

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