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New Video Offers More Detail in Phillip Nelson Assault Case

Nelson, right, is on trial for assault after he kicked Kolstad, left, in the head

Nelson, right, is on trial for assault after he kicked Kolstad, left, in the head

Recently released video shows the clearest picture so far of what happened on the night an altercation in downtown Mankato nearly killed Isaac Kolstad.

The new eight-second video shows Kolstad sucker punch former Gophers quarterback Phillip Nelson in the back of the head, then Nelson's friend, Trevor Shelley, returns the favor by sucker punching Kolstad as he walks away.

Then Nelson comes in after Kolstad hits the ground and kicks him in the head.

See also: Phillip Nelson Was Upset Over Girlfriend When He Delivered Possibly Fatal Head Kick, Charges Say

Nelson, a former Mr. Football in Minnesota, and Shelley are both facing first- and third-degree assault charges in Blue Earth County court.

Kolstad is out of the hospital but still recovering from major head trauma he suffered on that fateful night last May.

Nelson and Shelley are currently fighting the charges in court. Mankato's KEYC has a nice breakdown of the new video below:

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