The Apple Valley Patch is reporting that former Strikeforce fighter Brett Rogers has reached a plea agreement in regards to an alleged assault on his wife that occurred back in June. Here are the plea details:
MMA fighter Brett Rogers pled guilty to one count of third-degree assault on Thursday morning stemming from a late June domestic assault incident. Three other charges in relation to the incident were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted in advance of a Nov. 30 sentencing hearing. Rogers remains free on $100,000 bond and could still face jail time, however Rogers’ attorney, Murad Mohammed, feels there is a good chance that his client could see a stay of imposition in any sentence given his lack of previous record and willingness to seek help.
Rogers' attorney is happy with the deal:
"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."
The plea deal will allow Rogers to still compete at Titan FC 20 on September 23rd, where he is scheduled to face Eddie Sanchez in the co-main event.