Craig Lawson

Craig Lawson plead guilty to assaulting a man at a Kid Rock concert. He was sentenced to a year in a New York jail. (Genesee County Sheriff’s Office)

A man from Courtland, Ont., has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing punching a man in the face during a Kid Rock concert in Batavia, in the western part of upstate New York, last year.

Local media report that 35-year-old Craig Lawson was sentenced Monday to a year in Genesee County Jail.

Lawson pleaded guilty to assault in June for punching Jason McNeil of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the face during a concert in July 2013 at Darien Lake Theme Park.

Lawson admitted he punched McNeil after he mistook him for another man who groped his wife after the concert.

McNeil suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for a time. Prosecutors say he requires constant supervision.

Kid Rock donated $5,000 to defray McNeil's medical bills.