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ASU rugby player who kicked a UofA opponent gets day in jail

July 24, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona State University rugby player accused of kicking an opponent in the face during a match last year has been sentenced to one day in jail.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Christopher Crawford also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault three months ago.

Crawford allegedly kicked a University of Arizona player during a game in Tempe in February 2017.

Crawford allegedly delivered the kick wearing cleats during a stop in play while the victim was tying his shoe lace.

The UofA player was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital and underwent facial reconstruction surgery due to his injuries.

Crawford turned himself into police several days after the incident.

The two universities’ rugby teams are club sports at the schools.

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