Milwaukee Reporter Reaches Plea Deal

Back in April, FTVLive FIRST told you that Reporters from competing stations got into a fight at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. 

We told you that WITI Reporter A.J. Bayatpour got into an argument with WTMJ Reporter Ben Jordan and fists started flying.

It ended with Bayatpour being arrested and fired from his job.

Well, it looks like the case is finally wrapping up and Bayatpour is taking a plea. 

Bayatpour will avoid a felony record under the deferred prosecution agreement.

Bayatpour was charged with battery for an incident at Miller Park in April. Police say he broke the nose of Jordan who was demanding an apology to his fiancee.

Bayatpour pleaded guilty Thursday, but the judge withheld conviction. If Bayatpour follows the terms of the deal, prosecutors will amend the charge to disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Defense attorney Julius Kim says Bayatpour felt threatened when he instinctively struck first at the other reporter.

But the victim disputes the defense suggestion that he shared any blame for the fight.