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Brock Lesnar had a lawyer in Manitoba plead guilty on his behalf for the hunting infraction he was charged with in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada stemming from an incident that occurred back in December, 2010.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers charged Lesnar and his guide, Chad Styker with three counts each of contravening the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Act, including improper affixation of tags, spoilage of skin and edible flesh and possession of a controlled animal.
(“What, this officer? No, it’s just a deer mask I wear when I hunt to fool the little buggers.”)
His case was originally to be put over until January 19, on the advice of his council, who pointed out that video and photographic evidence of his wrongdoing was on YouTube and various MMA websites, the former UFC heavyweight fighter chose to take his lumps today in court by accepting whatever sanctions the judge handed him. He was found guilty of improperly tagging of an animal and all of the other charges against him were dropped.
The court handed Brock a $1,725 CDN fine and banned him from hunting in and accepting shoddy medical care in the province for six months.
According to evidence, Lesnar was on a guided hunting trip last fall when he killed a trophy buck. Rather than taking the kill with them, his party opted to just cut the head off of the mule deer and leave the remaining carcass to rot.
In an unrelated story, Lesnar’s upcoming UFC 141 opponent Alistair Overeem got the shock of his life this morning when he woke up with a rotting mule buck head in his bed at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.