From Fox News:
Native American activist Nathan Phillips, whose confrontation with Covington Catholic High School students went viral, has a criminal record, including assault and escape from prison, according to a report.
Philips has become the focal point of the clash with the Kentucky students, after initially claimed that the students blocked his exit and taunted him with abusive and racist chants. In 1974, Phillips pleaded guilty to assault charges and was fined $200. In later years, he faced numerous other charges and arrest. He was also sentenced to one year of probation stemming from charges of alcohol possession by a minor, the report said.