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Chael Sonnen pleads guilty to money laundering, faces 20 years behind bars

Just when I was starting to warm back up to Chael Sonnen. I kind of dig the vigour with which he trash talks and he’s a persuasive politico with a tinge of Bill Clinton about him – he says he didn’t do anything wrong with regards to his positive test for elevated levels of testosterone in the same way Clinton claimed he didn’t have sex with Monica Lewinsky. Seriously. Check out the video below.

But then there’s things like him pleading guilty to money laundering as the result of some shady real estate deal and I realize that maybe he’s a bit more Tricky Dick Nixon than Wild Bill. Sonnen will be sentenced on March 28, roughly three weeks after his six-month drug suspension ends, and could face up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Chances are good, though, that the Justice Department will recommend two years probation for Sonnen, who will agree to give up his realtor’s license and pay a $10,000 fine.

Still, he’s awfully amusing…

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