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Originally published June 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM | Page modified June 17, 2008 at 12:00 AM


Seahawks' Rocky Bernard agrees to court's stipulations

The domestic-violence case against Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard will be dismissed if he complies stipulations for two years.

Seattle Times staff reporter

Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard's domestic-violence case will be dismissed if he complies with a series of stipulations for two years.

Bernard appeared in Seattle Municipal Court this morning and agreed to a stipulated order of continuance.

Bernard was arrested in April after an incident at a nightclub in Seattle in which a former girlfriend alleged Bernard struck her.

The order of continuance in Bernard's case stipulates he cannot have any criminal law violations for two years, he must comply with the terms of a no-contact order regarding the victim in this case. He must complete a domestic-violence treatment program and cannot possess any weapons. He also will undergo a drug-and-alcohol evaluation and comply with any treatment recommendations. He also must pay $400 in court costs.

"This represents him taking responsibility for what happened and taking steps to make sure it never happens again," said Jon Scott Fox, Bernard's attorney. "He really wants to put this behind him at this time."

The agreement is not a conviction and won't become one provided Bernard complies with all the stipulations for two years.

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