Chris Brown's bodyguard has been handed a suspended 90-day jail sentence relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last year (13).

Christopher Hollosy was accused of punching 20-year-old Parker Adams in the face after he reportedly approached the singer with two female friends and asked to be part of a photograph in October, 2013.

Brown is alleged to have thrown the first punch, while Adams claimed Hollosy broke his nose.

The guard was convicted of misdemeanour assault following a two-day trial in April (14) and on Tuesday (16Dec14), he was handed his punishment.

Hollosy will avoid jail if he completes a year of probation and 24 hours of community service.

The R&B star, who pleaded guilty to the same charge, also dodged jail time after he was sentenced to time already served in September (14) and fined $150 (£94).

Brown had already spent two months in prison earlier this year (14) for a probation violation.