Paul Perez is a rugby player and accustomed to engaging in violent action with other players. For some reason, he thought his girl friend was another rugby player and went for her with his hands, choked her until she almost blacked out and, for good measure, gave her a punch in the nose. When brought to court, the rugby star pleaded not guilty because he was headed for an overseas gig and did not want a conviction on his record.
Most probably, the judge likes rugby because he fined the player $750 and sent him on his way to play another day. As for the girl, the lesson she learned is be a star in rugby and it grants permission to use your strength in any way.