WWE announced the following on their corporate website this morning:
STAMFORD, Conn., January 17, 2012 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne®) for 60 days effective Tuesday, January 17 for his second violation of the company’s policy.
This is Bourne’s second violation of the talent wellness program. Bourne was suspended on November 1, 2011 for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. It was later learned that Bourne was suspended for smoking Spice, a brand of synthetic marijuana.
He was said to be upset that he was suspended while R-Truth, who was smoking with him, was allowed to work Survivor Series. Sources say Bourne had a lot of heat with the locker room for “ratting out” R-Truth, and had meetings with Triple H and Vince McMahon over it.