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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011

Report: Brett Rogers Handed 60 Day Jail Sentence in Domestic Abuse Case

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce

By FCF Staff

Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has been handed a 60 day jail sentence and three years probation, after being arrested for domestic assault this past June. According to a report from the Twin Cities.com Pioneer Press, the sentence comes as a result of Rogers pleading guilty to felony third-degree assault in a Dakota County District Court.

Rogers will receive credit for the 26 days he’s already served in jail towards his sentence. The judge presiding over the case has reportedly stated that the St. Paul resident will be required to serve at least 2/3 of the jail sentence.

The report furthers that two felony charges of domestic assault by strangulation and stalking were dropped, as was a gross misdemeanor charge of endangering a child. The 30 year-old-fighter has also been mandated to enter a program related to domestic abuse, and is barred from using drugs or alcohol.

After Rogers was arrested this past summer and accused of beating his wife, the veteran heavyweight was released from Strikeforce.

Rogers has competed just once since he was cut by Strikeforce; in September, he lost by split decision to Eddie Sanchez while competing for Titan Fighting Championship.




posted by FCF Staff @ 3:19 pm
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