Report: Chad Brown Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge

Chad Brown | Mike Kane photo

According to Albany television station WNYT, trainer Chad Brown pled guilty in Saratoga Springs City Court to reduced charges Monday related to an alleged case of domestic violence that occurred during the Saratoga meet. Originally arrested and charged with “obstruction of breathing,” or choking a woman who came to his house on the evening of August 17, Brown pled guilty to the lesser charge of harassment. He was accompanied by his lawyer, Matthew Chauvin.

According to the TV station, prosecutors said that there were “problems of proof,” with the case. Brown will now be sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, ordered to pay a $370 fine, and will undergo an evaluation. The judge also issued an order of protection.

Brown expressed gratitude that the incident would not go on his record, but said he found it unfortunate that the case had made its way into the media.

“While I'm satisfied to put this unfortunate incident behind me and pleased that as a result I will not have a criminal record, I regret details of my personal life being made public through the media,” WNYT's Mark Mulholland quotes Brown as saying. “For this, I apologize to my family, friends, clients, and coworkers. I can and will do better in the future. I greatly appreciate all who have supported me throughout this ordeal.”

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