Heavyweight mixed martial artist Brett “The Grim” Rogers was sentenced today by the Dakota County District Judge Karen Asphaug to sixty days in jail for third-degree assault against his wife.
Rogers plead guilty to the count of felony third-degree assault and several other charges against him, including two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation and stalking and one gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment.
Rogers was given three years probation as well, with the stipulation that he may not use drugs or alcohol and may not contact his wife until he attends domestic abuse counseling and receives approval from his probation officer.
Rogers has been given credit for his 26 days served and will likely serve only two-thirds of his sentence, leaving him with fourteen days left to serve. He will be unable to postpone his sentence to train for his upcoming fight on December 31.
The assault charges stem from a June 28 incident where Rogers beat his wife during an argument, leaving her wandering dazed near a schoolyard bleeding and battered. She suffered a broken jaw and was missing a tooth when found by police. The couple’s children later told authorities that he had choked them on previous occasions.
Rogers is 11-4 as a mixed martial artist an was released from Strikeforce following his arrest. He last competed against Eddie Sanchez at Titan Fighting Championships 20, where he lost a unanimous decision.