Oh no Rogers. You’ve now entered the realm of MMA fighter mugshots, a realm that I’ve never experienced (yet). According to MyFox9, Rogers was arrested last night for domestic assault via strangulation and apparently knocking out his wife’s tooth. It appears that Rogers was intoxicated during the altercation. Check out this MyFox9 excerpt for more info.
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn. – Major-league Mixed Martial Artist and Apple Valley, Minn. resident Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife Wednesday in their south metro home. She was reportedly strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face and lost a tooth in the struggle.
Brett Charles Rogers, 30, has been charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct — all felonies –in Dakota County. He was also charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdameanor.
His wife blacked out from being choked, suffered a golf ball sized wound on her face among smaller wounds. The couples daughter had tried to intervene after she saw Rogers strike her mother.
Rogers admits he had been drinking before an argument broke out with he and his wife. He claims she punched him and he returned force.
The local fighter made his first court appearance Thursday. Bail was set at $100,00 with conditions. He is again expected in court Friday at 11 a.m.
Ah jeez. Brett Rogers, Fedor would not approve of this. Well, it’s safe to say that whatever contract Rogers had with ZUFFA is now done with. Damn, damn. [Source]
Update: Here’s a copy of the police report. Only read if you want to be depressed for the rest of the day.