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Wednesday, 04/17/2013, 01:31 pm

Veteran Ref Rosenthal Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In California

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming?

Longtime UFC official Josh Rosenthal plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute and will be in U.S. District Court on May 17, 2013.

There’s more from MMA Junkie:

“One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse owned by Rosenthal and an associate that contained 1,356 marijuana plants, according to a copy of the agreement, which obtained from the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Oakland.
The drug’s street value was estimated at more than $6 million.”

It’s a safe bet that Rosenthal will not be in the Octagon any time soon. In the report, the prosecution is “recommending 37 months in jail, fines and five years of probation, during which he would be subject to random searches. Without a deal, he faced 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and a minimum of five years’ probation.

However, the court ultimately will decide Rosenthal’s sentence.Rosenthal, who agreed to a plea deal in January, did not respond to request for comment. His lawyer of record, Ted W. Cassman, was unavailable for comment.”


79 Responses to “Veteran Ref Rosenthal Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In California”

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Most of the judges and refs in MMA are potheads?! That would explain the calls lmao. Figures it’s California, that is one screwed up state. Full of fruits, nuts and stoners!

    • jeremy says:

      way to stereotype fuck face. Cali is the best state in the US.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        Now I know you are a a nutty Californicrazy after that rant. EVERYBODY knows the Best Nation in the US is TEXAS!!! At least all the business’ in Cali do. Lol You sheeple are so stupid, you keep voting in Commucrat Nazi’s (aka democrats) that have bankrupted that state to a tune of 120 BILLION! Yah the best state huh? How do you like paying of that debt kid? smh! Why are sheeple in Cali so stupid? You do realize that all you kids will be the ones paying that debt don;t you??? you don;t do you? SSmh.

        • SlipSlap says:

          Im not American, but the reputation Texas has is that its full of fat, religious nutjobs. Just saying.

        • TEXASdiksucker says:

          lol texans are dumb fat fucks who only care about their money and molesting young children.. Im not even from cali but Texas is a sorry ass place compared to there

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Hey “dikcsucker” (btw: nice name, lol) you are a commucrat sheeple aren’t you? So you don’t like money or maybe you only like my money??? That makes you a criminal and we all know what happens to criminals. You’re gonna need your dikcsucking skills in prison communcrat. lmao…

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @SlipSlap – I guess if you are a lucifer loving atheist you could say that. The truth is that there are more fat asssses in Californicrazy then any other state in the US. Lol.

        • TexasRulesYourFace says:

          Texas not only is the biggest and most populated, but its where all the bad asses live. And Cali definitely supports child molestation. Ever hear of Michael Jackson? Yeah, thought so. All Cali has done is give people a reason to be idiots. Texas is a hard working state where we sweat and bleed to earn a living, instead of growing weed which is ILLEGAL!

        • MMABRAIN says:

          @Gargoyle Wrestling. Please dont come across so ignorant! There is good and bad in every State, Country and so on and when you try single out a person because they are from a certain state it makes you look ignorant my friend! I’ve lived in Texas( Houston, Austin) and California( Irvine, San Francisco) and there is alot of good and bad in both states!

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @MMABRAIN – Hey I’m with you, I am just having a bit of fun with this kid. Of course there are awesome people in both states. But to be seriously honest, how can people in California keep voting in these democrats that are ruining that state?? It makes me question their intelligence. These demorats are taking away people’s freedoms and racking up debt that generations will need to pay and these people in California DON’T know this??? That is why I question their intelligence.

        • hippiehillhead says:

          has it ever occurred to you that people like living in california for the great weather and coast and SF and LA and everything else…that is why it costs so much to live in california…also cali has the best trees…thats a positive…seriously though have you ever thought of that?? or do people in texas not think? “Only steers and queers come from Texas private cowboy, and you don’t much look like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down”

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          @ Gargoyle,

          Schwarzenegger is a republican…

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @hippiehillhead – after that answer, now you know why we need to question Calisheeple’s intelligence. The reason it is so expensive to live in Commufornia is because you sheeple ARE STUPID voting in the demorats!!! hey hippie, you do KNOW that Queerafornia has the MOST fags per capita right??? Oh you don’t? I rest my case, demosheeple in Cali are STOOOPID. smh

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @TWOTD – Schwarzenegger is what we call a RINO (Republican in name only). He actually helped that state but he was a Republican governing in a state where there are over 60% demorats in the legislative. He was blocked right and left from enacting any real solutions. So once again, IT IS THE Commucrats that has and are screwing up that state. They are to blame and should go to prison for treason. I feel sorry for all the dufus’ that are sheeple to those communists dumbassfornia.

  2. Joe Rogan says:

    I was wondering why the price of Cali just went up!

  3. Crunk Bandicoot says:

    smokin’ too much herb dean.

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    $6 million streetvalue from 1356 plants? Bullshit.

    $500.000 is more like it. And that is not what he’s getting either. It’s more likely he sells it wholesale for half of that.

  5. david m says:

    @gargoyle erestling sounds like alex jones, i didnt know he was an mma fan lol. Rosenthal should have gotten enough patients to sign over their grow rights or opened a collective as a front to get thr about 200 signatures he needed to cover that many plants and he wouldve been legit in oakland

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      “…enough patients”??? LMAO… you mean enough loser potheads. medical marijuana just another scam for potheads. Fine just tax the shit outta of them,

      • Joe Rogan says:

        Have you any idea the effects from painkillers,anti depressants and starving?That’s not even anywhere near the tip of the iceberg. You should be careful about attacking people that aren’t abusers and benefit from the use. No really,before you insult one more person take the time to look up the benifits and see what effects you can avoid if you really need it. If you don’t find something that opens you up to the idea that some people benefit from it you didn’t look hard enough. Have you ever sat next to someone in bed for weeks because their so sick they can’t eat,escape pain or suffering from the effects of their legal prescriptions? If you haven’t understand there are people out there that have been on both sides. Do you think those people are stupid for wanting theses effects to subside momentarily? I don’t think your stupid and neither does my friend that I sit with in bed but at least look it up.

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Listen, I am going to take your word that you are being honest here. I don’t like to see animals hurt or in pain much less an ill human being. Certainly there are people that can benefit form this and should not be denied. But that is only about 1% or less of the people using it. So, I’m sure you agree with me, that the other 99% are people abusing a system like the millions abusing the welfare and disability system in the US. These people are weak and they need to fix their lives and think, eat and mentally change their bad behaviors that have put them into these situations. I put alcohol and nicotine users in this group too. I am not against the people, I am against the attitudes that they have. I am against the effect these abusers and losers have on children. That is my honest response to you.

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