- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A man who was featured in a Sundance documentary has pleaded guilty to assault charges.

The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports (https://bit.ly/1kSkGcl) that 22-year-old Joemalone Kaufusi was accused of beating a woman multiple times over the course of several months, punching her in the chest, banging her head into the wall and choking her with a chain.

Kaufusi was featured in the documentary “In Football We Trust,” about high school players of Pacific Islander descent aiming for careers in the NFL. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

The former student at Weber State University pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and attempted aggravated assault in separate but related plea deals with prosecutors in two counties.

Lawyers for Kaufusi did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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