Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Brett Rogers Reaches Plea Agreement in Domestic Assault Case

September 16, 2011

Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has reached a plea agreement stemming from an arrest earlier this summer on several counts of domestic violence.

According to the Apple Valley Patch in Minnesota, Rogers pled guilty to one count of third degree assault with three other charges related to the assault being dropped.

Rogers will be sentenced on Nov 30, but the fighter is able to remain free on his bond already set from the original arrest.

Jail time could still be in Roger’s future, but his lawyer when speaking with the newspaper believes his client could avoid incarceration due to his willingness to seek help for issues stemming from the arrest, as well as lack of prior record.

“Overall, Brett and I are pleased with the outcome,” said Roger’s lawyer Murad 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.”

Rogers is currently scheduled to headline the upcoming Titan Fighting Championships card on Sept 23 against former UFC heavyweight Eddie Sanchez.