The losing streak continues for Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers. Less than two weeks after being choked out by Josh Barnett at “Overeem vs. Werdum”, the Grim was arrested yesterday for allegedly beating the crap out of his wife in front of their daughter. MyFoxTwinCities.com (via CagePotato reader Jerry T.) has the report…
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn. – Major-league Mixed Martial Artist and Apple Valley, Minn. resident Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife Wednesday in their south metro home. She was reportedly strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face and lost a tooth in the struggle.
Brett Charles Rogers, 30, has been charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct — all felonies — in Dakota County. He was also charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdameanor.
His wife blacked out from being choked, suffered a golf ball sized wound on her face among smaller wounds. The couple’s daughter had tried to intervene after she saw Rogers strike her mother.
Rogers admits he had been drinking before an argument broke out with he and his wife. He claims she punched him and he returned force.
The local fighter made his first court appearance Thursday. Bail was set at $100,00 with conditions. He is again expected in court Friday at 11 a.m.
Update: For more disturbing details, you can read the full criminal complaint here. Most notably, Rogers’s two daughters reported that he had struck and choked them within the last two years. Also, after the alleged assault, “T.R. [Brett's wife, Tiuana Rogers] was located by other officers walking by a nearby school. T.R. had obvious signs of injury on her face, including a golf ball size bump above her left eyebrow, a bump on her right eyebrow, and one in the middle of her forehead, injuries to her ears and jaw, along with blood on her face and a missing tooth. She also had injuries to her neck and back. T.R. repeatedly denied that she had been assaulted and said she had simply fallen on the ground.” After she was released from the hospital that afternoon, she refused to meet with an investigating officer, and “told him that the assault was her fault.” Tight ship you’re running there, Brett.
Previously: The 16 Most Notorious Arrests in MMA History