St. Thomas professor was cited with disorderly conduct after punching University of Minnesota Mascot Goldy Gopher in the face twice on Saturday, March 5th at a gymnastics competition.
What started as slight teasing turned physical when Professor Douglas Dokken, 60, from St. Thomas University, punched Goldy. MPR reported that Goldy was messing with Dokken's hair and tapping him on the shoulder.
The 19-year-old student behind the mask was not injured, and only suffered from a damaged mask, reported CBS news.
Dokken on top of being cited for disorderly contact have been banned from sports events at the University for one year according to FOX Sports.
"I should have just walked out of there," Dokken said in a statement. He also said that he was "sorry" and is glad that no one was hurt.