Brett Rogers gets 60-day jail term
Former Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers received a 60-day jail sentence in a Minnesota court Wednesday after pleading guilty to beating his wife on June 29.
Rogers pled guilty to felony third-degree assault. Two domestic assault felonies by strangulation and stalking were dismissed.
A misdemeanor charge for endangering a child was also dismissed.
Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says the 30-year-old Rogers also was placed on three years' probation and fined $500 on Wednesday. He has been given credit for 26 days already served behind bars.
The assault happened at the couple's home in Apple Valley, Minn.. Backstrom says the victim was choked, punched in the head and face, and lost a tooth.
The 30-year-old Rogers, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs more than 250 pounds, was released by Zuffa LLC (parent company of Strikeforce and UFC) immediately after the domestic-assault incident.
Rogers has a professional mixed martial arts record of 11-4. He has lost four of his five most recent fights.
Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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