Stephens has publicly maintained his innocence, both releasing a statement and video regarding the issue. According to Ryan Hass (Stephens manager), Polk County prosecutors offered Stephens a number of plea deals that would include no jail time, but the fighter refused, preferring to have the matter decided in court.
Hass tells MMA Fighting, prosecutors dropped all assault and burglary charges Monday on the first day of the trial. Stephens instead plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, which called for a sentence of time already served and an unspecified fine. Hass says Stephens is facing no other unresolved legal issues.