Slava Voynov Gets Jail Time

Los Angeles Kings Slava Voynov, of RussiaL.A. Kings defensive player,  Slava Voynov pleads no contest to assaulting his wife.

The Russian born NHL star will spend 90 days in jail and receive three years of probation after accepting a plea deal.

The sentence stems from his October 2014 domestic violence charges.

He was initially charged with felony corporal injury to his wife,  Marta Varlamova, age 27, during an altercation at their home in Redondo Beach.

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His  felony charge against Slava, were reduced to a misdemeanor.  According to sources, this was, in part,  due to a bio mechanical engineer who said Slava’s wife’s injuries appeared to have been the result of an accident.

LOS ANGELES – Earlier today, Slava Voynov entered a no-contest plea to a single misdemeanor, domestic violence charge. The Los Angeles Kings have issued the following statement relating to this development:

“We believe the legal system has effectively resolved this matter and the punishment is fair and just. Any act of domestic violence is unacceptable. As an organization, the prevention of domestic violence and the education of our players and employees is of paramount importance. We will continue to actively develop and implement a strategy to deliver this message. We remain steadfast in our support of the National Hockey League as they now begin their own investigative process. Until that is complete we will withhold further comment.”

 Marta Varlamova

Slava Voynov Arrest:

On October 20, 2014, Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely pending an investigation by the NHL after being arrested on domestic violence charges.

On November 20, 2014, the Los Angeles County prosecutor announced that Voynov would be charged with “one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.”

Voynov was indefinitely suspended from the league.

The Los Angeles Kings attempted to circumvent that by having Voynov attend a team practice. As a result, the Kings were fined a hefty amount of $100,000 for their misdemeanor.

The NHL does not have a policy on domestic violence charges, however Voynov’s suspension was justified under the collective bargaining agreement of the NHL.

Although the CBA does not outline cases specific to Voynov and domestic violence, the league is able to suspend players while they are part of a criminal investigation. Under section 18-A.5, “The league may suspend the player pending the league’s formal review and disposition of the matter. The failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league.”

If  Voynov had been convicted on felony, he could have been sentenced to serve up to nine years in prison and the possibility to be deported back to Russia.

Voynov did not suit up for the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014-2015 season, but the 25 year old did still receive a salary. Voynov was paid while he is under investigation by the league, however he has been banned from participating in any team activities while serving his suspension.

Slava Voynov plead not guilty to the charges of domestic violence. He has been accused of choking, kicking, and punching his wife, Marta Varlamova, and it was even said the he threw her into the TV.  According to sources, his wife has since written a letter assuming the blame for the entire incident and requested that Voynov not be charged.

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