Bassel Saad admitted in a Detroit courtroom Friday that he struck and killed 44-year-old John Bieniewicz during a game last summer.
Saad pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He was initially charged with second-degree murder and had been scheduled to stand trial beginning Monday.
The 36-year-old auto mechanic from Dearborn will be sentenced March 13. Under the plea deal he could be sentenced from eight to 15 years in prison.
FOX 2's Charlie Langton was in court and reports that because Saad is not a U.S. citizen, he is also facing deportation.
His sentencing is scheduled for March 13, 2015.
Bieniewicz's wife, Kris, said earlier this week she hoped Saad "never sees the light of day."
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