According to a report from the Apple Valley Patch, Brett Rogers could land himself back in the clink if he breaches any one of his several probation requirements when he is released from jail later this month.
Most notably, “Da Grim” is forbidden from participating in “assaultive or intimidating behavior toward anyone,” which means that telling his upcoming DREAM opponent Tim Sylvia that he was going to “hurt, maim, or kill” him would be contrary to the terms of his release.
He will also be required to submit a DNA sample to the national registry, complete a domestic abuse education program and will be monitored for chemical dependency — namely alcohol which is said to have fueled his attack on his wife. He will also have no contact with his wife until he is authorized to do so by the treatment program and his probation officer, meaning he probably won’t see his family at Christmas.
If Rogers meets all of the requirements, he will not have a criminal record, since all of the charges were reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.
His lawyer, Murad Mohammad released the following statement regarding his client’s sentencing:
“We are pleased with the result. Obviously we wanted no jail time but given the circumstances it could have gone a lot worse,” he wrote. “We are thankful that the judge agreed with some of our major points. The bottom line is Brett will walk out of this without a felony [after fulfilling the conditions of his probation] and that is what is important.”
Maybe we’re wrong, but isn’t what is important is that his wife can rest assured that something like this is never going to occur again?
Here are Rogers’ complete probation conditions:
No assaultive or intimidating behavior toward anyone
Complete a domestic abuse education program
Submit to chemical dependency evaluation
Submit to random chemical testing
Provide a DNA sample
No contact with wife until authorized by treatment program and probation department