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Josh Neer’s management issues statement regarding his arrest

KO Dynasty Sports Management has released a statement via its website in response to UFC lightweight Josh Neer’s New Year’s Day arrest in Des Moines, Iowa on charges of DUI and eluding arrest.

“We are still looking into the matter as a lot of the facts are still unclear,” the statement began. “We back Josh 100% in resolving this issue as quickly as possible, and putting this matter behind us and moving forward.”

The statement is attributed to Mickey Dubberly, an executive with KO Dynasty, who offered a personal endorsement.

“I know Josh on a personal and business level, and he is a great person, fighter, and loving father,” he says in the statement. “We apologize to Josh’s fans, family, friends, and the UFC while we have to deal with this incident.”

Dubberly closed the statement by expressing regret that the negative attention has brought the UFC but asked fans to reserve judgment until Neer has his day in court.

“In no way do we ever want to bring any negativity towards the UFC as they have been nothing but great to Josh. Josh is already looking forward to put this incident behind him, and is focusing on his fight with Mac Danzig. We would hope everyone would reserve judgment until all the facts are known in a court of law instead of just going off of heresay. No further comments will be made until after the court hearing. Josh wants to thank his friends, fans, family, training partners, the UFC, and everyone that stands behind him for supporting him thru his career.”

  • whatever says:

    he doesnt have to apologize, true fans will still love you and support you, (example Rampage) and it’s easy to tell Neer is not a bad person at all

  • john says:

    unfortunately athletes and celebs are and should be held to a higher standard than the average person, if you take a position of employment that puts you in the public eye its clear to me you should act as a role model and refrain from doing anything that could get you negative publicity.. unfortunately some of the people in the public eye dont feel it is necessary but common sense should tell you otherwise

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  • tmckee says:

    Why can’t people just call a cab and not risk shit like this happening

  • mike wolfe says:

    So did he get away and get apprehended later, or did they run him to ground during a pursuit? Hard to prove the charges if they didn’t catch up to him during the pursuit.

  • HexRei says:

    I doubt he’d be charged with a DUI if they didn’t catch him in the act.

  • Dan says:

    It will be hard to fight if he is ordered to JAIL! He was arrested after the chase… the story read that the police used stop sticks to end the chase.

  • jimbo says:

    Obviously taking his upcoming fight seriously out getting hammered 5 weeks out from a fight “sarcasm”. 2nd offence + evading police etc, lets hope they get going on a replacement opponent for Mac. Perhaps Kurt Pelligrino?

  • HexRei says:

    I doubt he’ll get much time, and there is also a decent chance that (assuming he is already bailed out, I doubt they will consider him a real flight risk so it seems likely) he will get to ask that his jail term be served after his fight anyway. I did a thirty day stint once and my attorney was able to get my incarceration bumped up to a time that was convenient for me work-wise.


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