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Brett Rogers Charged With Multiple Felonies After Alleged Wife-Beating Incident [UPDATED]

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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. (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

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fingerssfv- July 1, 2011 at 11:30 am
Well, I suppose their daughter called the cops on Brett, since his wife was not home at the time of her police encounter. Once they saw her face, they knew she had just been assaulted and were out to aprehend the culprit. I don't blame them for that, either.

IMO: any man who lays hands on a female in anger is a coward. A low down piece of sh*t who doesn't deserve to have a family. I know she is not leaving him, but don't think he is going to stop his abuse, because he already showed himself as the coward he is.

Wow, he is a bad ass, he can beat up a female. Tough man, eh? Send the punk to jail (prison) for 5 years, then lets see if he hasn't changed his mind on proving how tough he is around women. He better be through with Strikeforce. Dana sure won't hire him.

His wife is not the sharpest tool in the shed, either. TR still wants to be with the wife beater. Once she realizes he can no longer make money fighting, she'll figure a way out of this shi*ty relationship.
macreadysshack- July 1, 2011 at 11:01 am
Okay, guys, just read back a few comments, okay? We don't need the exact same joke done worse a fifth time.
jpr- July 1, 2011 at 10:07 am
If you are a fan of Brett you should be happy for him, now the cage he's in is much larger. More room to avoid the take down.... oh wait
jpr- July 1, 2011 at 9:59 am
Now Brett will become somebody B*tch in jail. Way to go Grimm.
JoeSonsLeftNut- July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am
B*tch shouldn't have spilled the Kool Aid!
superkip- July 1, 2011 at 9:39 am
Apparently it's Ariel Helwani's fault. He was there starting sh*t between Brett and Tiuana.
jpr- July 1, 2011 at 9:38 am
The good thing about this is that they both got the bonus for fight of the night. Finally he beat somebody!!. I was losing faith on him but look like he still have some future.....
jpr- July 1, 2011 at 9:30 am
Hey, that was the main event?? holy crap I just missed it. Anyway did he got choke again or got TKO???
Lonnie Batt- July 1, 2011 at 9:10 am
well there you have it,, he always looked like a militant MF'ER to me he just looks like he dosen't belong anyway,,no big loss, sucks for all of the heavyweights in strikeforce they don't have anyone that they can beat up on anymore........
macreadysshack- July 1, 2011 at 9:10 am
He may as well go to prison. Now he's lost all his sparring partners.
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dthrckt- June 30, 2011 at 7:55 pm
the youtube vid that comes up is mildly funny too
dthrckt- June 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm
ok, if the link doesn't work, google tiuana rogers and check out the cached version of the first result (sherdog) since the page is down
The Highest Primate- June 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Jesus how is he losing all these fights when he has that beast to spar with at home.. Do they even live in a house or just under the jungle canopy?
Any guesses what he was drunk on? im going with fermented apples he stole from a neighbors orchard..
Cryptococcus neoformans- June 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm
Is Brett Rogers gunna havta choke a bitch?!
grubwyrm- June 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm
Ew. Strange. I'm actually visiting Apple Valley MN right now. it seems like the farthest place from this sort of thing. No joke, just sad.
SquidInk- June 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm
Hey look, we're all in here leaving comments that go against the stereotype of the typical neanderthal, jackass, frat boy MMA fan! Oh, wait...

Lutador Vomitando- June 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm
"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.....
Police dismissed injuries in and around her mouth, as the swelling on her apparent fat-lip did not seem to go down after several days."
mckwadrat- June 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Rogers' wife told him that he lost in his last fight because he is black.
mt59801- June 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm
So if I'm interpreting the sherdog rankings correctly, Mrs Rogers would knock arlovski out of the #7 in the world HW rankings. So that officially puts her ahead of JDS, Carwin and Velasquez, I think uncle Dana should give her the next shot @ the SF Mens HW belt.
alanisgood- June 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm
They already updated his MMA record on Wikipedia:
nickyroose- June 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm
The best jokes haven't even been the racist ones. decent work Potatonation.
intercept440- June 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

D-man420- June 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm
lol This is fucked Bretts stock went from high when he was able to fight Fedor to this man thats a huge jump down in 2 years
ccman- June 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm
@mt. Beat ya to it.
@beef. Good expansion.