Brett Rogers, a former Strikeforce heavyweight contender who was released by the company after being charged with assault, has reached a plea agreement in his case.
Rogers pled guilty to one count of third-degree assault on Thursday in court. As a result, three other charges stemming from the incident were dismissed.
Rogers remains free on $100,000 bond and will return to court on November 30 for a sentence hearing. Prior to the hearing, an investigation will be conducted, which could result in Rogers facing jail time.
Murad Mohammed, Rogers’ attorney, feels his client could avoid jail if he is willing to help the investigation and due to his prior clean criminal record.
“Overall, Brett and I are pleased with the outcome,” Mohammed told the Apple Valley Patch Thursday. “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 (11-3) is still scheduled to face Eddie Sanchez at Titan Fighting Championship 20 on September 23 in Kansas City. He has lost three of his last four fights, dropping bouts to Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett.