Jeff Monson, the hulking highly rated heavyweight known to his fans as “The Snowman”, has pled guilty to malicious mischief for spray-painting an anarchist symbol on the Washington State Capital in 2008 according to a recent report from the Associated Press.
The warrant for his arrest wasn’t issued until January 14, 2009 after pictures of Monson committing the crime surfaced in ESPN The Magazine.
Monson also entered an Alford plea for similar crimes committed at the Lacey Armed Services Recruitment Center, which means he didn’t admit guilt, but admitted there was enough evidence to convict him if he tried to challenge it.
It is being reported that prosecutors will be seeking a jail-term of 90 days and a $21,894 restitution fee as part of a plea deal.
“The Snowman” is scheduled for sentencing on October 1 and will remain free until then.
Monson recently made headlines as being one of the heavyweights willing to step up and fight Fedor Emelianenko in place of Josh Barnett before “Affliction Trilogy” was ultimately cancelled.
He is currently on a seven fight win streak and boasts an overall MMA record of 30-8.