DENVER — An embattled professional bicyclist who resigned from his team after admitting to firing his gun while on a training ride has taken a plea deal.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/2tiusrY ) Danny Summerhill, a former member of the United Healthcare cycling team, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct — discharge of a weapon. In exchange, a reckless endangerment charge was dropped.

He has agreed to a one-year deferred judgment, during which a judge will impose certain rules and the case could be dismissed if he abides by them.

Summerhill must also complete 100 hours of community service.

Summerhill told investigators he was letting off steam after a “bad day” this February when he fired his Walther P22 .22 caliber handgun three times into a hillside between two homes in Deer Creek Canyon.

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