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UPDATE: Mike Whitehead Charged With Three Felonies Related to Alleged Sexual Assault

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(Where’s Benson and Stabler when you need them?)

From a new report on MMAJunkie:

Mixed martial arts veteran Mike Whitehead has been arrested and charged with three felonies including sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, and open and gross lewdness, according to a release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued today. If convicted, each charge carries a minimum of one year in prison, according to Barbara Morgan, a Public Information Officer with the LVPD.

Whitehead turned himself into the LVPD’s Investigative Services Division on Wednesday. Detectives arrested him after he declined to answer questions about a sexual assault of an adult female that he was allegedly involved in this past Saturday, Morgan said. Whitehead is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center. His bail has not been set.

Morgan said additional charges related to a marijuana growing operation discovered at Whitehead’s residence are pending. Detectives discovered at least 50 plants there while serving the fighter a search warrant on the alleged sexual assault…Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker could not be reached for comment on Whitehead’s case.

I had to Google "open and gross lewdness" to understand exactly what Whitehead is being charged with on top of the sexual assault, so I’ll save you the trouble. According to, "our best definition of Nevada’s "Open or Gross Lewdness" is that it involves exposing one’s private parts or engaging in sexual activity either in public or in any context that would offend other people…Nevada criminal law provides that a person who engages in gross or open lewdness is guilty of a gross misdemeanor on a first offense, and a category D felony on a second offense. Thus a person convicted of a first offense faces up to one year in jail, and on a second offense up to 4 years of Nevada State Prison."

But before you write off Mike as a Joe Son-caliber scumbag, understand that 1) Obviously, he’s innocent until proven guilty and all that. And 2) Nevada laws don’t necessarily equate "sexual assault" with full-on rape. The law encompasses a variety of infractions including unwanted touching of the buttocks, breasts or genitals. Rampage Jackson must be counting his lucky stars that Darrill “Titties” Schoonover and reporter Heather Nichols forgave and forgot his grabby indiscretions.

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dranokills- April 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm
THIS is the most attention this piss poor fighter ever gained.
His career is/was a waste, so at least now he is better known for his ground and rape.
Enjoy prison fatboy, OK potatonation can we move on to relevant fighters, thanks.
ReX13- April 16, 2010 at 5:23 am
robthom>> couldn't agree more, my friend. Of course, start talking about men's rights and you're just a misogynist who can't get a date, amiright?
robthom- April 16, 2010 at 2:36 am
I know!

And the messed up thing is they're as perverted as we are or even more so from the things that I've seen on the internet.
But they get to have it both ways.

Go to and you'll see what I'm talking about.

@Cecils, I'm sure you mean vintage Mickey Rourke up until 1987.
Boy he had it all.
(why are the pretty ones always insane?)
ghostboner- April 16, 2010 at 12:31 am
@robthom - amen bra. Chicks can do all the molesting they want. it is bullshit.

@Patrick - Nice. Very nice indeed.
cecils_pupils- April 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm
If only he was Mickey Rourke, and if only he had placed a box of popcorn over it, he might have gotten consent.
peckawoodd- April 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Says Mike Whitehead, "Don't blow your rape whistle. You'll make it worse."
Viva Hate- April 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm
If he drops the soap he can roll it into an easy submission to avoid any potential harm to his cooley hole, he has that going for him at least.
Horror Fighter- April 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Exposing one's privates in public? Cover up those vagina ears, Mike.
robthom- April 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm
"Rampage Jackson must be counting his lucky stars that Darrill “Titties” Schoonover and reporter Heather Nichols forgave and forgot his grabby indiscretions."

Thats the thing though.

Its always sexual assault when a chick decides she doesn't think your cute anymore or if she gets mad because she didn't get her way.

And of course its only for chicks.

Maybe he did do something horrible. But just because broads like to call the police doesn't prove it.
fatbellyfrank- April 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm
@jizzninja, hell yeah, not many dudes look up when they're out trying to rip off horticultural projects, and yeah @Patrick thats fuckin funny shit right there, I now have the visual in my head,
rampageisgod- April 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Technically, prostitution is illegal in Vegas.
Almost North- April 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

WuTangClan- April 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm
lol good shit Patrick
agentsmith- April 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm
So in a state where prostitution is legal, as little as grabbing a chick's ass gets you a year in jail? Nevada sure does have a fucked up mix of laws.
Patrick- April 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm
"Whitehead turned himself into the LVPD's Investigative Services Division"

...making him the weirdest and most pointless Transformer ever.
NomadRip- April 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Was Joe Son ever convicted? I can't find any stories beyond Oct 2008 when he got arrested. Maybe my Google-Fu sucks.
Pride Legends- April 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm
There's something called Chat Roulette , the new age of gross lewdness and being able to get away with it. Get with the program
Natsdad- April 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Did a double take there my bad
Natsdad- April 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm
agreed. Good for the soul
jizzninja- April 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Tree top bucket method my friends
ghostboner- April 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm
@crap factory - I thought it was funny. Surprise! Ha ha ha ha. Yep sure enough, it is funny.

So In Clark County, where "escorts" are legal and people who don't speak a word of English are allowed to hand out little cards with pictures of said escorts cooters on them right on the street, they want to charge someone with gross and open lewdness? Oh no, was he corrupting the moral fabric of the community? I think they can go ahead and drop that charge right now.

As far as growing the herb goes, I will take Chael's words out of context and quote him, "Who cares?"

So unless there is something to the sexual assault charge, this is a dude who the taxpayer should not be paying to lock up.
Titos Head- April 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm
@WuTangClan i concur BF was one witty sumbitch
WuTangClan- April 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm
A Law and Order joke? Where the fuck is Fowlkes when you need him.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Wow, ten thousand dollar pot plants (according to your last article of an estimated street value $500k, although we all know the cops like to break shit down like he was gonna sell it all by the penner on the street corner), that does sound like one hell of a good hustle to invest in with affliction pay checks. That's either 2-3 pounds per plant or like $2500/ oz, you decide, but either way, a decent racket. Maybe the fight community scares the hippies and has a hard time scoring cheap dope. Rule number one when running a successful criminal enterprise: always limit your personal exposure (a legal term), i.e., try not to be directly involved in the perpetration of other petty crimes. Collateral damage is a bitch. Not to be a dick, cause I've had my picture taken once or twice (not for sex crimes), but that's a mug made for a mugshot if I ever saw one.
Paige Cotato- April 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Bubba might be in for a surprise.