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Jeremy Jackson Gets 25-with-an-L for Raping Ex-Girlfriend

(Video of you purchasing the weapon? Check. Tape of you admitting to the crime? Check. Incriminating text messages sent to the victim? Check. Women on the jury still think you’re innocent? You must be a professional fighter. PicProps:

Two months after he stunned his attorney midway through trial by pleading guilty to raping his former girlfriend in 2008, UFC washout Jeremy Jackson was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday in California. A Ventura County Superior Court judge said she had “little or no discretion” in deciding Jackson’s sentence after the plea, according to a newspaper report.

The Ventura County Star – whose reference to Jackson as an “Ultimate Fighter” in its headline is only excusable because of his stint on the UFC’s reality show of the same name – had the details of Monday’s proceeding, which we have to say are kind of bizarre. Even though he admitted last December that he raped his ex-girlfriend while burglarizing her home on June 28, 2008, the Star reports that a female juror in the trial asked the court if she could “make a statement on Jackson’s behalf” during sentencing. The same juror later told the paper she thought Jackson was innocent and that he “only pleaded guilty because he was depressed and wanted the trial to end.”

We’re sure there’s a terrible joke to be made here about the women who fall in love with prison inmates – especially since the sentencing came down on Valentine’s Day, which probably felt like the worst possible timing for everyone involved – but we’re not going to do that. That’s what user comments are for, right?
Anyway, the female juror’s comments to the Star seem to be in-keeping with earlier reports about Jackson’s trial, which said he pleaded guilty against the advice of his attorney and that three jurors — a male and two females – said at the time they were surprised by the plea. “I really felt the defendant was innocent,” the aforementioned juror said Monday. In December, a different jury member admitted she had doubts about the accusations made by Jackson’s ex-girlfriend, saying the woman had “issues” and “credibility problems” and adding that the girlfriend was “probably worse” when it came to the physical abuse detailed during the trial.

On the other hand, prosecutors said there was “substantial evidence” that Jackson had “threatened, intimidated and raped” his ex-girlfriend on the day in question. Their evidence included a secretly recorded telephone call between Jackson and the victim after the rape took place where he admits to planning the crime; a sporting goods store surveillance video showing Jackson purchasing a BB gun the victim said he held to her head during the rape and a series of text messages “of an erratic and threatening nature,” according to prosecutors.

Still, defense attorney Russell Baker said he was “very disappointed” with the way the three-week trial ended, reiterating his belief that Jackson “could have beaten his case.”

“He just got broken down (by the trial),” Baker said this week.

Prosecutor Thomas Dunlevy had a slightly different take. He said Jackson “pleaded guilty because he is guilty and was potentially looking at a maximum sentence of 60 years to life.”

Jackson, 28, ended his MMA career at 9-5, including 0-2 in the UFC. His appearance on season four of “The Ultimate Fighter” ended when he was kicked off the show after leaving the house to meet up with a female lifeguard from the local YMCA. Again, we’re not going near that one, either.

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joe sons balls- February 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

dont be jealous i thought of it way before you.
Harry Nips- February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm
So where does the BB gun come into play? Does he like to shoot pigeons as he rapes bitches?
edhedicus- February 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm
33rd bitch!!!!! SUCK IT!!!!
Christ- February 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Anyone who write 'First' on any CP article is a fucking retard.
BryanF- February 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Seriously. Yelling out "first" in the comments of a website is essentially telling people that "I like to blow load my early and want everyone to share in the same"
tysonmcneely- February 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm
How come no ones answers the real question?

Whatever happened with him and that lifeguard?
Cage Potato Moderator- February 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm
I see CAPSLOCKHAL is back. Nice. He was the whole reason we had to log in in the first place, wasn't he?
Joesonscup- February 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I havent seen Josonsballs in days?? I think he is currently incarcerated awaiting trial for a gang rape in the 90s
cecils_pupils- February 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Maybe he called afterward to say "surprise!"?
Fried Taco- February 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm
I was there, and when this juror asked if Jeremy would be allowed conjugal visits, the judge had the court reporter strike it from the record.
Dynamo- February 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm
He had a UFC contract before the Ultimate Fighter.
YukonDirty- February 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Haha! This is my kind of place. Im gonna comment here more often. I just think humor should be an open concept. JJ should have plead guilty to a lesser charge -"Assault with a friendly weapon"
bob reilly can tongue punch my fart box- February 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm
@Loki only kill hookers. That way you get your money back. Easier than raping them. Pay them, fuck them, kill them, take money.
LOKI- February 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Shoulda just killed her. A 'life' sentence for murder-1 is actually only 15 years.
myklhoey- February 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm
@kid clam curtains,
i bet your a sexy lill thing huh
CAPSLOCKHAL- February 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Turd Furgeson- February 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm
When Palhares rapes chicks, he gets away with it.
Horror Fighter- February 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm
He broke out of the TUF house. No prison can hold him.
Mike Whitehead- February 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm
You rang, Viva? For your information, I was busy cornering my guy at Strikeforce this past weekend, thank you very much. A is for "alibi" motherfuckers! BWAHAHHAHAHAHA!
Luc- February 15, 2011 at 11:51 am
Shit is getting out of control here! And @Yukon: Fuck BE. The site is good but the moderation is like a nazi-regime.
An Actual Professional- February 15, 2011 at 11:45 am
What? No photoshop? How am I supposed to enjoy this article?
Dickface- February 15, 2011 at 11:43 am
It's 25 with an izz-ell, with nowhere to gizzz-ohh
irish brawler- February 15, 2011 at 11:42 am
I've gotta say the usernamers of some of you guys have gotten increasingly creative and entertaining lately
MyDonkeyPunch- February 15, 2011 at 11:27 am
What they forgot to mention during their sexcapade was that they were role playing the whole time... duh.
Viva Hate- February 15, 2011 at 11:27 am
He sounds guilty to me but seriously who the fuck calls their rape victim afterwards to discuss things?

So, in keeping with a theme any new news on Joe Son? Whitehead?