BREAKING | Conor McGregor cleared of felony charges, gets punishments for Brooklyn rampage

Conor McGregor

On Wednesday morning, former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor touched down in New York, where he attended court to answer for his crazed April rampage in Brooklyn. To remind, this rampage reached a violent crescendo when McGregor threw a dolly through the window of a shuttle bus carrying a number of UFC 223 fighters, injuring his fellow fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa.

McGregor’s latest court appearance did not last long. A little over half an hour after he arrived, the verdict was in.

McGregor has been cleared of all felony counts.

His punishment? Five days of community service, restitution fees for the damage he caused to the shuttle bus, and an anger management evaluation.

All of this per MMA Fighting, who were on scene in NYC.

“Conor McGregor has been dismissed of all felony accounts,” a post from MMA Fighting’s Twitter account explained. “He will have to do 5 days of community service, pay restitution for the damage to the bus, and enter anger management evaluation.”

Conor McGregor’s teammate Cian Cowley, who was also in attendance to answer for his role in the Brooklyn bedlam, received an even lighter punishment.

He’ll have to do three days of community service and participate in anger management classes. He won’t have to pay anything for the damage he caused to the shuttle bus, as McGregor is handling that expense.

“Cian Cowley has been ordered to do 3 days of community service and anger management program,” MMA Fighting reported on Twitter. “The damage to the bus was covered by Conor McGregor.”

Finally, Conor McGregor has also been issued orders of protection, forbidding him to go near either Michael Chiesa or Ray Borg until July of 2020.

“Three orders of protections have been issued, two including to UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa,” MMA Fighting reported on Twitter. “McGregor is not allowed to go near them until July 2020.”

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who was also on the scene, added perhaps the key detail of all of this. McGregor is pretty much free and clear to resume his fighting career from here.

“Conor McGregor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, which is considered a violation in state of NY,” Okamoto reported. “He will not have a criminal record and this will not affect his travel. Five days of community service and has to pay for damages. He’s freed up to continue his career after this.”

Let’s just hope the Irish MMA star stays out of trouble from here on out.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2018.