De Strikeforce heavyweight vechter Brett Rogers is gisteren opgepakt voor huiselijk geweld. Hij schijnt zowel zijn vrouw als zijn kinderen mishandeld te hebben. Zuffa had al snel een reactie klaar. Rogers verliest zijn baan.
Usually when charges like this are laid, we wait to pass judgment until the facts of the case come out, but considering the fact that Rogers kids have told police that he hit them as well and that they witnessed the entire assault on their mother, knowing that young children rarely lie to authority figures to GET their parents into trouble, the case seems pretty cut and dry.
Hier is het volledige kranten artikel.
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn. – Major-league Mixed Martial Artist and Apple Valley, Minn. resident Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife Wednesday in their south metro home. She was reportedly strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face and lost a tooth in the struggle.
Brett Charles Rogers, 30, has been charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct — all felonies –in Dakota County. He was also charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdameanor.
His wife blacked out from being choked, suffered a golf ball sized wound on her face among smaller wounds. The couples daughter had tried to intervene after she saw Rogers strike her mother.
Rogers admits he had been drinking before an argument broke out with he and his wife. He claims she punched him and he returned force.
The local fighter made his first court appearance Thursday. Bail was set at $10.000 with conditions. He is again expected in court Friday at 11 a.m.
Ik vind het erg prettig dat Zuffa zo snel reageert. Een MMA vechter die zijn vrouw en kinderen in elkaar slaat is natuurlijk de slechtste reclame die onze sport kan hebben. Gelijk opzouten met zo’n eikel!