ASU rugby player who kicked UofA player pleads guilty to aggravated assault

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Christopher Jordan Crawford agreed to a plea deal on Tuesday morning. (Source: ASU Police/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Jordan Crawford agreed to a plea deal on Tuesday morning. (Source: ASU Police/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Jordan Crawford. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Jordan Crawford. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Police said the victim was knocked out and taken to the hospital. (Source: ASU PD) Police said the victim was knocked out and taken to the hospital. (Source: ASU PD)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona State University rugby player who kicked a defenseless University of Arizona player in the face more than a year ago has changed his plea.

Christopher Crawford pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7.

Video shows Crawford walking up to his opponent on Feb. 25 while he was tying his shoe and kicking him in the face. 

[WATCH: Video released of ASU rugby player kicking U of A player]

Police said the victim was knocked out and taken to the hospital. He had a concussion and had facial reconstruction surgery when a metal plate and six screws were inserted into his face.

Crawford was later arrested on Feb. 28 on an aggravated assault charge. 

[READ MORE: ASU rugby player accused of assaulting U of A player]

He originally said he was acting in self-defense because the victim had punched him earlier in the match. 

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