In August, 2008 Romero Cotton and his younger brother Ja'Mon were involved in a violent incident in which they beat up a 45 year old man name Earl M. Iverson. The brothers had pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated battery. 
While Ja'Mon who was 15 years old at the time of the incident received twelve months community corrections, Romero Cotton was to serve a 38 month prison term. Cotton was initially bailed but after he violated terms of his probation by failing urinalysis for Marijuana on three separate occasions his bond was revoked and he had to serve his sentence.  
Romero Cotton is a three-time NCAA Division II national champion at 197 LBS. Cotton is a four-time All-American and is the first-ever three-time champion in the 111-year history of Nebraska Kearny University. 
Mixed Martial Arts
Romero Cotton is currently unbeaten with a track record of 2-0-0 after his first two MMA fights.