Thursday, January 15, 2009
Now this is pretty random, yet also pretty funny. MMAer Jeff Monson, was the subject of a piece for ESPN the Mag recently, and not only did he say that he considered himself an anarchist, he actually posed for a photo with a spray paint can near a recently graffiti'd logo of an anarchist "A". ESPN credited the artwork to Monson, and naturally he now faces up to 10 years in prison. Via MMA Junkie....
A November 2008 photo taken by ESPN The Magazine has led to a graffiti charge for veteran fighter and former top UFC heavyweight contender Jeff Monson.How about that for a kick in the ass? Most anarchists I know, and I know a ton, probably wouldn't be caught dead doing an interview for ESPN, so he sort of had it coming if you ask me. I kid, I kid.
A warrant has been issued for the 37-year-old political activist after the magazine snapped an image of Monson allegedly tagging Washington state's Capitol with an anarchy symbol.
Monson faces up to 10 years in prison and or a $20,000 fine if convicted of the first-degree malicious mischief charge.
The warrant was issued on Wednesday, according to The Olympian, which also reported a $19,000 cleaning bill for the spray-painted symbol.
ESPN The Magazine ran a story on Monson and his involvement in the Olympia anarchist movement in its Dec. 29 edition. The piece included a picture of him holding a spray-paint can, and a photo caption identified Monson as the person responsible for creating the mark.
ESPN story leads to vandalism charge for veteran fighter Jeff Monson (MMA Junkie)