Jeremy Stephens Releases Video Claiming Innocence Following Arrest
By FCF Staff
UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens has released a video, following his arrest on October 5th in Minneapolis, and spending nearly two weeks in jail. In the video the 26 year-old-lightweight claims he did not commit the assault he’s been charged with in the state of Iowa, which dates back to an alleged incident in October, 2011.
Stephens was arrested in Minneapolis earlier this month on the Iowa warrant, the same day he was scheduled to fight Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5.
The fighter’s management, Evolution Agent, also released the following statement:
Des Moines, Iowa, October 17, 2012- Today, at 3:30pm, Jeremy was released from custody from the Polk County Jail. As you know, Jeremy has spent the last twelve days incarcerated, both in Iowa and Minnesota, missing his October 5 UFC fight against Yves Edwards, as well as many lucrative financial opportunities associated with that bout.
While Jeremy’s employer (UFC), his family, friends, and loyal fans have stood behind him, certainly the recent events have garnered some negative media attention.
Jeremy felt it was very important to thank each and every one of those who have stood by his side during this tough time. He wanted everyone to know that despite the negative situation that he’s been placed in, he has remained upbeat and positive, reflecting on the opportunities that have been and will be presented to him, reflecting on his family, and his firm believe in his innocence.
Jeremy’s legal team is already hard at work to prove what many already know; he is not guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of.
We ask that everyone respect Jeremy’s privacy throughout this case. Although we are not at liberty to discuss specific details including, but not limit to his pending case, questions can be directed to CEO@EvoAgents.com.
Stephens and an associate are accused of punching and assaulting a man outside a bar in Des Moines last October. The victim reportedly required emergency medical care following the alleged attack.
Stephens is coming off back-to-back decision losses to Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, after scoring wins over Danny Downes and Marcus Davis.