kasey kahl mugshot Kasey Kahl sentenced in assault case; 'Bachelorette' castoff avoids jail timeKasey Kahl can breathe easier — he won’t have to guard and protect his heart in prison.

The former “Bachelorette” contestant was involved in a nightclub brawl in early 2012 when he fought with a man named Richard Chaney at a bar in Fresno. He also reportedly hit Chaney’s girlfriend when she tried to break up the fight.

Kahl pleaded not guilty initially, but later entered a no contest plea to a felony assault charge as part of a plea deal. The court sentenced him to three years probation and community service, reports the AP. Kahl’s lawyer says the charge could be expunged if he follows all the sentencing rules.

Kahl was a contestant on Ali Fedotowsky’s season of “The Bachelorette” and the second season of spin-off “Bachelor Pad.”

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