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Kungfoolss
12/12/2007 3:46pm,
Penn receives one-year probation

By Peter Boylan
Advertiser Staff Writer

December 12, 2007

BJ Penn, a mixed martial arts fighter from Hilo, was sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution after he hit a Honolulu police officer during a massive melee outside of a Waikiki nightclub two years ago. As part of a deferred acceptance of no-contest plea agreement with prosecutors, the 28-year-old Penn must also abstain from alcohol, submit to substance-abuse treatment, perform 50 hours of community service and submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

If he abides by the conditions for a year, the offense of third-degree assault will be removed from his record.

Penn apologized for his actions and said he is eager to put the incident behind him. "I want to thank the fans for the support and for sticking by me through thick and thin," said Penn, speaking outside of court yesterday. "It's time to move on with my life and focus on my career. I'm glad it's done." Circuit court judge Karl K. Sakamoto also instituted a no-contact order between Penn and the police officer involved, Richardson Oscar Pouoa. He said due to the chaotic nature of the brawl and the large number of people involved, details of exactly what happened that evening are sketchy.

He did allow Penn to travel to Newcastle, England to face California's Joe Stevenson for the lightweight world championship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Jan. 19. "I'm sure you learned a good lesson here," said Sakamoto, speaking in court. Penn's attorney, Michael J. Green, said certain things took place on the night of the brawl but "never, ever, did we agree that he assaulted any police officer. "This was 3 in the morning and hundreds of people were at Zanzabar (nightclub) to celebrate BJ and there was probably too much alcohol involved although my client was not inebriated. I believe he remains an outstanding model for young people."

Deputy city prosecutor Kimberly Iopa said she was satisfied with the sentence. "After looking at all the facts we believe it was a fair resolution," she said after the proceedings. Penn was arrested on May 5, 2005 and later charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly punched a police officer outside the Zanzabar Night Club, which was hosting a post-event party for a professional fight card at the Blaisdell Center Arena. Penn allegedly hit Pouoa, a uniformed police officer who was on a special-duty assignment at the party for the participants of the "Rumble on the Rock 7" mixed martial arts competition.

At the time police said Pouoa, who was hit in the face, and another officer working at the club had gone outside to break up a fight among a large group of men. Police said the officers used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Penn, whom police said was in the crowd, allegedly hit Pouoa with a blind-side punch to his left eye and tried to run away, police said. Pouoa ran after Penn and tackled him, but was immediately jumped by several other men in the crowd who tried to pull the officer off Penn, police said. At that moment, District 6 patrol officers arrived, pulled the men off Pouoa and arrested Penn on suspicion of assaulting a law-enforcement officer in the first degree, a Class C felony. The charge was later reduced to third-degree assault.

Penn is 11-4-1, and coming off a convincing submission victory over Jens Pulver in June. He is the only MMA athlete from Hawai'i to win a UFC world championship.

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Kungfoolss
12/12/2007 3:53pm,
A brat like Penn should've been sent to prison for a month at the very least. I hope if HPD ever pulls him over, they charge him with every possible driving violation they can invent. Only a genuine ***** sucker punches a cop. And you know damn well Penn wouldn't have had the balls to do what he did in the first place if he wasn't surrounded by his equally pussified posse.

wakinonioi
12/12/2007 5:06pm,
He should have been arrested for having poor takedown defense!

UpaLumpa
12/12/2007 5:18pm,
That's one thing no one has ever accused him of.

HonkyTonkMan
12/12/2007 5:28pm,
He should have been arrested for having poor takedown defense!


Of course, BJ was worried about the lava in the parking lot. Especially since it Hawaii.

Chizilds
12/12/2007 5:40pm,
wouldn't you be? lava rock is SUPER sharp! They don't have the same issue as Vegas does for sure, nothing like AIDS needles and broken glass every where.... just avoiding the Herpes ants is hard enough! thats why we always train to never get taken down!

Matt W.
12/12/2007 6:30pm,
It would be freaking awesome to have BJ Penn on my caseload.

"Um, I'm gonna hafta come by your work about 3 times a week to see how you're doing. Of course, you'll have to supply me with a loaner gi for the free lessons... I mean for the... uh... investigation! I'm also going to need you to sign a lot of paperwork with 'For my Buddy, Matt W.' Thanks."

The Question
12/12/2007 11:53pm,
Only a genuine ***** sucker punches a cop.

What's wrong with sucking *****?

Sam Browning
12/13/2007 12:00am,
Kungfools, since you are in Hawaii yourself, and are a man of principle I'm sure you'll be going to tell BJ Penn this in person, right? Come on, he's on probation, he won't swing at you!

Kungfoolss
12/13/2007 2:52am,
Kungfools, since you are in Hawaii yourself, and are a man of principle I'm sure you'll be going to tell BJ Penn this in person, right? Come on, he's on probation, he won't swing at you!

Why, is ***** penn illiterate as well? Is he too feebleminded to read what I wrote here at Bullshido?

PunchyMcFace
12/13/2007 5:45am,
I always liked BJ Penn, but punching a cop? Right in the face?

Awesome!

HonkyTonkMan
12/13/2007 6:07am,
wouldn't you be? lava rock is SUPER sharp! They don't have the same issue as Vegas does for sure, nothing like AIDS needles and broken glass every where.... just avoiding the Herpes ants is hard enough! thats why we always train to never get taken down!


So are the shards of broken obsidian. Damn, Hawaii doesnt sound to much like a paradise anymore.

plasma
12/13/2007 6:34am,
Penn receives one-year probation

By Peter Boylan
Advertiser Staff Writer

December 12, 2007

BJ Penn, a mixed martial arts fighter from Hilo, was sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution after he hit a Honolulu police officer during a massive melee outside of a Waikiki nightclub two years ago. As part of a deferred acceptance of no-contest plea agreement with prosecutors, the 28-year-old Penn must also abstain from alcohol, submit to substance-abuse treatment, perform 50 hours of community service and submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

If he abides by the conditions for a year, the offense of third-degree assault will be removed from his record.

Penn apologized for his actions and said he is eager to put the incident behind him. "I want to thank the fans for the support and for sticking by me through thick and thin," said Penn, speaking outside of court yesterday. "It's time to move on with my life and focus on my career. I'm glad it's done." Circuit court judge Karl K. Sakamoto also instituted a no-contact order between Penn and the police officer involved, Richardson Oscar Pouoa. He said due to the chaotic nature of the brawl and the large number of people involved, details of exactly what happened that evening are sketchy.

He did allow Penn to travel to Newcastle, England to face California's Joe Stevenson for the lightweight world championship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Jan. 19. "I'm sure you learned a good lesson here," said Sakamoto, speaking in court. Penn's attorney, Michael J. Green, said certain things took place on the night of the brawl but "never, ever, did we agree that he assaulted any police officer. "This was 3 in the morning and hundreds of people were at Zanzabar (nightclub) to celebrate BJ and there was probably too much alcohol involved although my client was not inebriated. I believe he remains an outstanding model for young people."

Deputy city prosecutor Kimberly Iopa said she was satisfied with the sentence. "After looking at all the facts we believe it was a fair resolution," she said after the proceedings. Penn was arrested on May 5, 2005 and later charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly punched a police officer outside the Zanzabar Night Club, which was hosting a post-event party for a professional fight card at the Blaisdell Center Arena. Penn allegedly hit Pouoa, a uniformed police officer who was on a special-duty assignment at the party for the participants of the "Rumble on the Rock 7" mixed martial arts competition.

At the time police said Pouoa, who was hit in the face, and another officer working at the club had gone outside to break up a fight among a large group of men. Police said the officers used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Penn, whom police said was in the crowd, allegedly hit Pouoa with a blind-side punch to his left eye and tried to run away, police said. Pouoa ran after Penn and tackled him, but was immediately jumped by several other men in the crowd who tried to pull the officer off Penn, police said. At that moment, District 6 patrol officers arrived, pulled the men off Pouoa and arrested Penn on suspicion of assaulting a law-enforcement officer in the first degree, a Class C felony. The charge was later reduced to third-degree assault.

Penn is 11-4-1, and coming off a convincing submission victory over Jens Pulver in June. He is the only MMA athlete from Hawai'i to win a UFC world championship.

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Penn "blindsided him" then the officer had enough clout to "tackle" one of the best Jiu Jitsu-ka in URC. I call bullshit.

Jadonblade
12/13/2007 8:13am,
They also use the word alleged alot, doesnt look like the proved it completely. Probaly why the sentence was reduced. Does Mr Brown have any further info?

Chizilds
12/13/2007 11:27am,
So are the shards of broken obsidian. Damn, Hawaii doesnt sound to much like a paradise anymore.

or a perfect fort for the BOOJ! Lets see here.....

1. All of which we have mentioned before....
2. There is freaking LAVA!
3. Plenty of jungle to have them practice thier d4adly art in secret!

Its the perfect place!:ninjafigh

whipitgood
12/13/2007 11:39am,
bunch of hating ass bitches..cyberspace warrior always hardcore on the keyboard..BJ penn like him or not would make most lick his balls in a triangle before he choked you bitches out... that is what I love about being online, guys who smell their mommies panties thinking they can hang and bang...

scared little girls posing as men, wouldn't know a hard days training if it slapped the taste out your fn mouths.

hey this is my first post how did I do ?