Vinny Paz Pleads No Contest In Domestic Assault Case
Former five time world champion, Vinny Paz has plead no contest on March 15th to a charge that he assaulted his girlfriend.
As reported by the Associated Press, Paz enter the plea to a domestic simple assault charge hours after Warwick police had to force their way into his home at 3 a.m, following a call from a relative of Paz’s girlfriend.
Paz would walk away with a one year suspended sentence and one year of probation, and an order to stay away from the victim and to undergo counseling.
The report, picked up by ESPN, claims that the former boxer’s girlfriend needed to barricade herself into the bathroom out of fear. When the Warwick police arrived to the scene, they found the victim had been assaulted and had injuries to her face, she was sent to a local hospital via ambulance.
This is the second time in 2018 that Paz, who was once known as Vinny Pazienza, had been arrested. Prior to the most recent incident, the Rhode Island based boxer was arrested in January for a felony assault charge, after he allegedly bit a man and knocked out his teeth. Paz has alleged he was the victim in the case, as he claims the man stole $16,000 from him.
Paz was the basis of the 2016 movie Bleed for This, in which Miles Teller portrayed the boxer and his story following a car crash which broke his neck.
Original Story: ESPN