WARWICK, R. I. – The Latest news about the arrest of five time world boxing champion Vinny Paz (all times are local):
Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz tells reporters he is innocent after pleading no contest in Rhode Island to assaulting his girlfriend.
Paz made comments from outside Kent County District Court, where he was a year suspended sentence and a year probation. He was told to stay away from the victim and undergo counseling, as well as to undergo evaluations for mental health and substance abuse.
Paz told reporters, “there is Nothing happened. I’m always innocent .” He also said that he does not have a problem with alcohol.
He gave signatures to fans as he left the court.
In the afternoon
Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz has pleaded no contest in Rhode Island to mistreating his girlfriend, and got a year suspended sentence and a year probation.
Paz entered his no contest plea to a domestic simple assault charge Thursday, hours after Warwick police forced their way into his house after a call about 3 hours by a family member of Paz’s girlfriend.
Police say the woman was attacked, with injuries to her face.
The 55-year-old Paz has also been ordered to stay away from the victim and undergo counseling.
Paz is still facing charges after his arrest in January for alleged assault of a man who he accuses of stealing from him. He has maintained his innocence and says that he is the victim in that case.
Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a “domestic incident.”
Warwick police tell WPRI-TV that officers were called to his home at about 3 pm, and Thursday by a family member of Paz’s girlfriend.
Chief Stephen McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the officers had to force their way inside, where she is the girlfriend barricaded in a bathroom. He says that she had injuries consistent with an attack. She was taken from the house on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.
It was not immediately clear whether Paz has a lawyer.
Paz is known to come back after he broke his neck in a car accident. His story was dramatized in 2016 the movie “Bleed”, starring Miles Teller.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com