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Rogers Pleads Guilty to Assault and Has Other Charges Dropped As Part of Plea Deal in Domestic Abuse Case


(Brett “Crisco” Rogers. Ain’t nothin’ sticks to him.)

Well, as expected, Brett Rogers isn’t going to have to answer for the crimes he committed against his wife back in July.

The former Strikeforce heavyweight today reached a plea deal in his domestic assault case stemming from an incident that occurred in the summer in which neighbors and Rogers’ nine and 10-year-old daughters witnessed the hulking former Sam’s Club employee ground and pounding his wife in the backyard of their Apple Valley home. During the attack, his wife, Tiuana was momentarily rendered unconscious, had one of her teeth knocked out and was left bloodied and battered and with cauliflower ear as she fled the scene. Following the incident, Rogers was charged with felony third-degree assault, felony domestic assault by strangulation, and felony stalking as well as one gross misdemeanor count of endangerment of a child.

According to the Apple Valley Patch, as a result of the plea deal his attourney was able to strike with prosecutors, Rogers pled guilty today to a simple charge of third-degree assault — which is not a felony — and the rest of the charges were dropped. Although it is possible that he could be sentenced to jail, his lawyer, Murad Mohammed doesn’t think his client will do time behind bars because of his clean criminal record and because Rogers “is owning up to what he did,” which is pretty much the opposite of what he did on Inside MMA two weeks ago when he told host Ron Kruck that the media was making a mountain out of a molehill.

“The situation that occurred, it happened and it was more of a misunderstanding when I look at it. The papers can write whatever but we still going through the legal process,” Rogers told Kruck with a straight face. “I’m confident that things are going to dropped, squared away and then we can move forward like we said. We’re a married couple, we have our ups and down just like everyone else.”

“Overall, Brett and I are pleased with the outcome,” said Mohammed. “I think it’s important for everyone, especially Brett’s wife and family, to know that Brett has taken ownership for everything that’s happened. It’s an unfortunate situation for the family and the end result is Brett not having a felony conviction resulting in him returning to his family and continuing to fight.”

A pre-sentence investigation will be take place prior to a scheduled November 30 sentencing hearing. In the meantime, Rogers remains free on his own recognizance and the $100,000 bond he posted back in July. His first fight since the incident and his subsequent firing by Strikeforce is scheduled for September 23 when he takes on UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 20 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

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NotReadyStatus- September 16, 2011 at 10:45 am
Won't someone PLEASE think of the children!!!!!
BryanF- September 16, 2011 at 9:06 am
Brett "Chris Brown N'Pound" Rogers
echoxer0- September 16, 2011 at 5:08 am
and the end result is Brett not having a felony conviction resulting in him returning to his family and continuing to fight.”
Continuing to beat and choke his family . Jeeze this is like a Michael Vick story gone way wrong.
shifty1- September 16, 2011 at 3:13 am
That is the first time he finished a takedown. According to Mauro Ranallo who was present for the fight his wife stuffed the first two takedown attempts.
Todd M- September 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm
^ She is allready back with him hence the charges being dropped. Also Brett's gonna beat Sanchez worse than his wife, just sayin'
Jesus Frijoles- September 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Anyone wanna lay odds that his wife is already back with him?
djp1988- September 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm
I know that every article involving Brett Rogers is going to have his mugshot, but could it instead be the gif of that fucker getting Johnny Caged by Fedor?
Dana_Plight- September 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm
"À toi, pour toujours", or translated, "Brett Rogers got away with beating his wife."
RSparrow- September 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Brett "I beat that bitch" Rogers. Douche
MediumRare- September 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm
If there is a god, Eddie Sanchez will smash this low-life into retirement.
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Don't let me down again God. Please, not again.
Goog- September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm
The most shocking part of this story is she was -290 against him.
ken-sho22- September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm
well let's hope that Eddie Sanchez beats his ass worse than Rogers beat his wife's. JUSTICE!
skeletor- September 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm
@MMAExpertNewb- Even then I think you could get away with not even getting to the point of unconsciousness. Unless it's Cyborg then you better fight for your fucking life.
MMAExpertNewb- September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Under no circumstance outside of very obvious self defense should you be able to beat a woman unconscious and not go to jail at some point. That's insane if he gets off without jail time.
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