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November 15, 2018

Bodybuilder Goes to Jail for Bear-Hugging Girlfriend and Throwing Her on the Bed

Bodybuilder Goes to Jail for Bear-Hugging Girlfriend and Throwing Her on the Bed

Bodybuilder assaulted the love of his life after she complained about his steroid use

A 32-year old Canadian former competitive bodybuilder was sentenced to 45 days in jail and two years’ probation for repeatedly grabbing his girlfriend in a bear hug and throwing her on the bed when she was trying to leave the house. The bodybuilder pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the Ontario Court of Justice on October 9, 2018.

The girlfriend called police to help her escape her bodybuilder boyfriend on June 30, 2018. The man reportedly got angry after she complained about his use of anabolic steroids. She locked herself in the bedroom but he broke down the door. Every time she tried to leave, her boyfriend would grab her in a bear hug and throw her on the bed.

Michael Fair, the defense attorney representing the former competitive bodybuilder, had hoped to spare his client jail time in favor of probation and a monetary fine. Fair argued that his client had no intentions of harming the woman he called the “love of his life”. If he really wanted to hurt her, he would have thrown her against the wall instead of on the bed, Fair added perhaps unnecessarily.

Ontario Assistant Crown Attorney George Christakos dismissed probation as an ineffective penalty for this particular defendant. Christakos argued that the bodybuilder displayed a propensity towards violence. Christakos cited his two prior convictions for assault as proof of his violent behavior. To make matters worse, the bodybuilder was actually on probation when he assaulted his girlfriend.

Bodybuilder stopped using steroids and only trains natural athletes.

The defendant took full responsibility for his actions but still found a way to blame steroids for his actions. The bodybuilder described the problems that steroids have caused him when he was deeply involved in the competitive bodybuilding lifestyle.

The bodybuilder claimed to have stopped using anabolic steroids. He only trains natural bodybuilders nowadays and warns them of all the problems associated with steroids.

Ontario Court Justice Kathryn McKerlie sentenced the bodybuilder to 45 days in jail but will allow him to serve jail time intermittently on weekends so that he can maintain his full-time job during the week.

In additional good news for the defendant, his girlfriend has chosen to forgive him and they are working to get back together as a couple.

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