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Jeff Monson Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Vandalism

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Despite damning visual evidence, Jeff Monson pled not guilty yesterday to a felony vandalism charge that arose from his spray-painting an anarchy symbol, a peace sign, and the phrases “No war” and “No poverty” on Washington State’s Capital building in November. Monson was forced to surrender his passport due to concerns that he might be a flight risk, but expects to get it back during a hearing set for tomorrow. If he doesn’t, his next two fights will be in jeopardy; Sherdog says that Monson is scheduled to fight Ibragim Magomedov in Russia next month and Roger Gracie in Japan in March.

Of course, those fights may have to be canceled anyway. A conviction on the spray-paint pinch would put Monson in jail for at least 60 days — and his recent assault/property damage arrest could open an entirely new can of punitive worms. But according to the Snowman, you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet:

"There was no physical contact made with [girlfriend Stephanie Trapani]…I haven’t been in a fight since third grade, other than what my job entails. Some property on both sides was destroyed. She’s facing felony charges for identity theft, for fraudulent use of a credit card, for destroying my [old] passport, and larceny.”

Still, the five days spent cooling in a North Carolina jail waiting to be extradited to Washington forced Monson — who has been married for 16 years and has two children in Olympia — to reflect on how he got there:

“Some things with my relationships — with my wife and my loved ones — have suffered because of my choices. Having no one to talk to and no one to turn to and nowhere to run, you start to think about your life and some decisions you made. For the first time in years, I made a commitment to my wife Jen to be the husband and father I need to be. That’s the good thing that came out of this.”

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VooDoo- February 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm
I think people need to lay off someone they dont know. All the stuff i read downing him and speaking of him like people know who he is is really aggrevating. Respect the man for his morals and what he believes in. his personal business is no ones concerns. He believes the war shouldnt be so why badger him about it. Everyone has things they believe so unless you are god dont judge someone for what he does or thinks.
Jeffsfutureprisonprick- January 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm
You gotta make amends with the Aryan Brotherhood as soon as you get to the yard. I'm sure you saw American History X. Looking forwards to tapping that ass and making you tap out, sissy bitch.
Jeff "Snow Tagger" Monson- January 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Yes, your honor, the spray paint I used was water based so the symbols would come off the next time it rained. They said it cost how much to clean it off? Oh boy, did the taxpayers get screwed on that one!!
just some dong- January 28, 2009 at 11:52 am
Monson to Dethklok: "I do cocaaaaaine!"
NECROPHYTE- January 28, 2009 at 11:21 am
Hey Monson, that blue tooth set up you got going on is not very anti-establishment. Down with the New World Order.
Ouch! That hurts- January 28, 2009 at 11:19 am
Jeff showing off what the police found in the body cavity search, not the trophy I'm talking about his head!
the easy lover- January 28, 2009 at 11:12 am
confetti sticks to steroids.
nerd alert- January 28, 2009 at 10:13 am
he won mrs america? i thought he only did pageants in japan.
xocgx- January 28, 2009 at 9:30 am
I love Jeff and all, but didn't he make a commitment to his wife 16 years ago? The wedding vow....and all?
Anderson Silva who?- January 28, 2009 at 9:15 am
Jeff Monson will soon be spraying a peace sign on his ass before entering jail.
Artigale- January 28, 2009 at 8:38 am
"Ohh shit I got caught, better start mending some bridges or that bitch will never bail me out." ----Jeff's thought as he hears the loud "clink" behind him.
shitwhistle- January 28, 2009 at 8:14 am

"For the first time in years, I made a commitment to my wife, Jen..." Oh this guy's a real charmer.

Painting "No Poverty". Nobody wants poverty, dickwad. That's like painting "No Cancer". Nobody is in favor of poverty or cancer.

Poor People - " Ever since you vandalized a public building, my poverty has gone away - Thanks Snowman!!!"
Jay Smith- January 28, 2009 at 8:02 am
Is it just me or does anyone else think that this guy has to have hit the juice once or 87 times. No wonder he likes to fight overseas.
agentsmith- January 28, 2009 at 8:00 am
Check out Ibragim Magomedov's profile picture on Sherdog.

"I did it myyyyyyyyy waaaayyyyyyyy...."
Ted Nutmeg- January 28, 2009 at 7:57 am
A stunningly hollow commitment from Jeff Monson. Which I suppose is a good thing, as far as his estranged family is concerned.
Jenny Monson- January 28, 2009 at 7:26 am
It's about time you ASSHOLE.
I...I love you. The kids love you. COME HOME!!