Jack Swagger’s DUI & Drug Arrest: What WWE’s Wellness Policy Calls For

Posted by Matt Boone February 21, 2013 16 Comments

- Earlier today, TMZ.com broke the story that WWE superstar Jack Swagger was arrested in Mississippi last night after a SmackDown taping and charged with DUI, marijuana possession and speeding (all misdemeanors).

Swagger is in the midst of the biggest push of his career and is scheduled to challenge for Alberto Del Rio’s World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 29. It remains to be seen how WWE will respond to Swagger’s DUI & drug arrest, but the following portion of WWE’s Wellness Policy could spell trouble for him:

“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.”

“Subject” to immediate dismissal does not mean mandatory dismissal. Countless WWE wrestlers have been arrested for DUI in recent years, however the drug possession charge could really hurt him.

  • MrNet

    *facepalm*

  • Papa Georgio

    DUmb move, Jack. You were on your way back to the top and you screwed it up. Too bad because I’m a huge fan and would hate to see him terminated over something so stupid. I hope the WWE is lenient on him and gives him a one month suspension so he can still face Del Rio at Mania. I doubt it but you never know, the WWE has put their confidence behind Swagger to main event again and I would hate to see that go to waste. Shame on you Jack Swagger.

  • Wall

    Jack Hardy!

  • Eric Schulte

    I would not fire swagger but to make sure he realizes how big a screw up
    this is and what it could cost him I would pull him out of wrestlemania
    and make him watch from the sidelines. That would wake swagger up and
    realize what stupid stuff like that can cost him. Shame on you swagger.

  • T 980

    lmao. Just goes to show you how retarded someone can be

  • Fatburgh

    No way he can Lisp his way outta this one

  • Jack Swagger

    It wath juth weed! Im thtill gunna be that dumb mexthican at wrethlemania! And bexome the new world heavyweight champ! Thtupid douthbags

  • Johny2step

    At least he didnt shoot his model gf, in mistake of an intuder

  • Rhaps

    They’ll probably do him like they did with RVD and just make sure he loses against Del Rio and never hold a major title ever again. It’s amazing how this situation sounds new to everyone when in fact this is the same situation only that this time around someone could have died.

  • Kage

    I don’t think he should be fired, but it was a stupid, stupid thing to do. The guy is in the middle of the biggest push of his career, AND he recently became a father.

    Sounds like Jeff Hardy all over again…

  • R-truth

    Either A) this is storyline where del rio and the drug cartel planted the weed in his car and broke the spedometer so he couldn’t see how fast he was going and shoved tequila down his throat or B) they can make a real main event at wrestlemania instead of bringing in dolph zigglers lesser half of a tag team partner from 7 months ago or C) have him lose in 5 seconds at wrestlemania or D) Del Rio vs Orton sounds so much better

  • Broski

    Replace Jack Swagger with TYSON KIDD!!!

    • Shane Gable

      Kidd’s injured.

  • theseizurecomic

    It’s tricky. You need to make a statement about this, but you don’t want to appear hypocritical. You fried R-Truth, Evan Bourne and RVD for similar offenses, and Cameron (or was it Naomi) got reprimanded for her DUI before being allowed to return. But at the same time, this is Wrestlmania, and Swag’s charges ARE bringing in publicity for his role in the event. If you’re not trying to think of a way to capitalize on that, then you’re not Vince McMahon. If anything, this would make Swag even MORE over as a heel because now people see him as a hypocrite. I say let him finish his WM run, let him get EMBARRASSED by Del Rio at the event, then immediately have Ziggler cash in afterwards. And suspend Swagger for 30 days afterwards. This is his first offense I think, so firing him would be a bit harsh.

    • Muzlimboy

      Thats probably the best comment aside from weed the people i read about the whole jack swagger incident.

  • Savior

    They’ll play it out where Big Show keeps whinning about he was cheated. Then Swagger will come out and start saying hes goin to Wrestlemania and Shows not then show will take him out and they’ll have tournement or something to decide who goes to face Del Rio.

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