On Tuesday some strong allegations were made by a former writer at BJPenn.com against the former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn himself. Pedro Alex Carrasco took to Twitter on Tuesday and accused Penn of a number of different claims.
UFC releases statement on BJ Penn allegations; police report filed
UFC.com released a statement following the accusations.
“UFC is aware of the recent allegations made against BJ Penn. The organization requires all athletes who compete in the UFC to act in an ethical and responsible manner, as detailed in the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC will not tolerate violations of the policy. Every athlete is deserving of proper review and this situation, as with any serious allegation, will be investigated by an independent party and thoroughly reviewed by the UFC. The UFC organization will also cooperate with any law enforcement investigation. In light of the serious allegations, UFC has postponed plans to book Penn for an upcoming bout until more details are determined.
UFC holds athletes who compete in the organization to the highest standard and will continue to take appropriate action, if and when warranted. It is important to note that Penn is considered innocent until proven guilty and UFC is not prejudging this matter.”
Wednesday February 18, ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto tweeted the following about a police report that was filed.
Last note on Penn accusation. Report was made in Ohio on Tuesday. Assault allegedly took place early morning, Aug. 31, 2015 in Hawaii.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 18, 2016
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