Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short is avoiding jail time after pleading no contest Thursday to punching a man at a Los Angeles bar last year.

Short pleaded no contest to a felony count of assault likely to cause great bodily injury, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Short was sentenced to three years’ probation and two months of community labor, and he must take 26 anger-management classes.

Short also will be ordered to pay restitution to the man he punched. The amount will be determined at an October 21st hearing.

A witness testified at a December hearing that Short delivered a running punch during a fight in March 2014, causing Fenton Hyche III to lose consciousness and fall to the ground at a family gathering. Hyche suffered a concussion and a fractured eye socket.