Quote of the Day: Roger Huerta, "I Got the Better of Him"

I doubt Roger consulted a lawyer before talking about this case to TMZ, but as a PR hack, I say when you've got a great story, tell it! Photo via prommanow.com

 "I approached the man calmly and said, "Do you know what you just did? You just knocked out this girl."

But Huerta claims the other guy responded, "F*ck you, f*ck these bitches, I'll knock out any f*ckin' bitch that I wanna f*ckin' knock out, I'll knock your f*cking bitch ass out."

Huerta added, "... and as he's saying this, he's taking off his shirt ... and at that point I was like, alright.'"

Huerta insists that he didn't throw the first punch -- and only reacted when the other guy "started swinging at me" ... and we all know what happened next.

"I got the better of him and I left," Huerta said.

The 27-year-old explained, "If that was my mom, if that was my sister, my spouse, anyone ... I would've wanted someone to step in and do something about it."

Roger Huerta talks to TMZ.

Bonus, a legal analysis of Huerta's remarks by Austin, TX criminal defense attorney Jamie Spencer in the full entry:

From an email, Jamie Spencer: 

I think it's pretty good stuff.

We don't see any self defense, or mutual combat type behavior on video, but it could have happened, and I see these quotes as setting up a defense.

From a CDL perspective, I like the quotes. To hell with giving up the "it wasn't me" part of the defense, assume they can prove that. So then you need a defense. Self defense (I hit him first but only because I reasonably believed it was necessary to protect myself from the unlawful force he was about to use against me") is a viable option, if what Huerta says happened really happened.

And, from the PR perspective, again, it's a bonanza.

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