In June, Brett Rogers was arrested for beating his wife. Rogers choked his wife and she lost a tooth. On Wednesday Rogers pled guilty to felony third-degree assault. Charges of domestic assault by strangulation, stalking and endanger a child were all 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.
Two years ago, Brett Rogers was fighting Fedor Emelianenko and Alistair Overeem for titles on major Strikeforce cards. The former Sam’s Club tire-changer was promoted as a rags-to-riches story. My how times change. In about a month, Rogers will either go back to his struggling MMA career (He’s dropped 4 out of 5 fights) or return to Sam’s Club to change tires. If they’ll have him.