Mississippi police had the ultimate smackdown on WWE champ Jack Swagger when they arrested him last night for DUI (driving under the influence) and possession of marijuana.
World Wrestling Entertainment star Jack Swagger, real name Jacob Hager, had just finished taping a TV episode of “SmackDown” when he was pulled over by Biloxi Mississippi police for speeding. Law enforcement claimed they could tell Swagger was DUI on marijuana (not an alcohol related DUI) giving them probable cause to search Swagger’s 2013 Ford Taurus. Police found marijuana in Swagger’s budget friendly ride which led to Swagger’s arrest.
“The All American American” wrestler was charged with misdemeanor counts of speeding, DUI, and possession of marijuana. Swagger was later released on his own recognizance.
The WWE’s reaction to Swaggers legal charges seemed minimal as they released the statement, “Mr. Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions.”
However, Jack isn’t completely off the hook with the WWE, according to their Wellness Policy “Any WWE Talent, who is arrested, convicted or who admits to a violation of law relating to use, possession, purchase, sale or distribution of drugs will be in material breach of his/her contract with WWE and subject to immediate dismissal.”
With a successful growing career on the line, Swagger better hire a DUI defense attorney that can put a prosecutor in a good pile drive to get his case dismissed!
Written by S.O
Lindsay Lohan must have been out of her mind for firing her long standing criminal defense attorney, Shawn Holley, on January 14th, just 1 day prior to her next court appearance! Known for unruly behavior and compulsive decision making, Lohan, hired a New York defense lawyer, Mark Heller, who is also defending her on the Manhattan night club assault case (see my earlier blog Assault by Lindsay Lohan) to replace attorney Shawn Holley. Soon after the “Liz and Dic” actress signed Shawn Holley’s termination papers, she knew she made a mistake, freaked out and wanted Holley back on her case!
Lucky for Lindsay, super hero attorney Holley came to her rescue one last time to plead not guilty for her to three misdemeanor counts she racked up when she drove her Porche into a dump truck on the Santa Monica Highway. According to NYDailyNews.com, Lohan’s misdemeanor charges include, willfully obstructing the accident probe, reckless driving, and lying to police officers. Rumors have surfaced Holley showed up to court in spite of knowing she was kicked to the curb, to collect on her outstanding legal fees of $300,000, of which Lohan hadn’t paid for six months.
After finding a California attorney to sponsor him, lawyer Mark Heller, is now serving as Lindsay’s legal representation. Their next court date has been scheduled for January 30th for a pretrial hearing.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges and probation violation, Lindsay could be facing some serious time in jail, which equates to only a week or two for an A-List celebrity. I’ll keep you posted on more Lohan legal drama, it never ends!
Written by S.O