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Brian McIntyre Gets Suspended Sentence On English Gun Charges

Brian McIntyre Gets Suspended Sentence On English Gun Charges

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Brian McIntyre Gets Suspended Sentence On English Gun Charges

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Brian McIntyre Gets Suspended Sentence On English Gun Charges

Monday afternoon saw a positive resolution in the English gun charge case for prominent American trainer Brian ‘Bo Mac” McIntyre. This, as the Manchester court decided after McIntyre being in custody for over a month to give him a suspended sentence and release him.

As we previously wrote, McIntyre was taken into custody and charged  September 3rd with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition with a license, as he attempted to board a flight from Manchester to Atlanta. McIntyre had worked the corner of Chris Eubank Jr., in his 10th round TKO of Liam Smith the night before at the AO Arena.

Greater Manchester Police were called by airport officials after the discovery of both a gun and ammunition  in McIntyre’s checked luggage. McIntyre has been incarcerated ever since, pending Monday’s hearing.

That saw McIntyre plead guilty to both counts at Manchester Crown Court and he received a 20-month suspended sentence from Judge Nicholas Dean.

The 53 year old McIntyre, of Omaha, Nebraska, had his case bolstered by the appearance of several character witness before the court. Most prominently, newly crowned undisputed welterweight champ Terence Crawford, who spoke to the court about McIntyre’s mentorship and attitude with him. McIntyre was with Crawford for his massive TKO win in late July over Errol Spence in Las Vegas.

McIntyre had been facing the possibility of as much as five years in prison on the charges. However, the British media had been reporting leading up to Monday’s hearing that McIntyre having a U.S. license for the firearm and pleading for mercy for unknowingly having it in his checked baggage would help with lessening a possible sentence.

The judge Monday referred to McIntyre as a “thoroughly good man” and said “exceptional circumstances” of the case had persuaded him to lessen the usual five-year minimum jail term.

Dean said further: “This is manifestly and obviously a case where it is appropriate to suspend the sentence.”

It remains unclear as to whether McIntyre had the weapon with him, when originally traveled to the U.K. to be with Eubank Jr.’s camp and if he did, how was that missed by TSA agents in the United States?

Nonetheless, he’s been released after five weeks in custody and free to resume training fighters, including Crawford, now.

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