On the April 20 episode of SmackDown Live!, longtime professional wrestler Jeff Hardy suffered a knee injury after being attacked by Lars Sullivan. The assault left Hardy’s damaged knee too far from healthy to compete, and the former WWE Champion was forced to have surgery to repair numerous issues. Hardy announced in May that he wouldn’t return to in-ring action for six to nine months.
Despite his recovery being in its infancy, the nine-time tag team champion in WWE alongside brother Matt Hardy — together known as The Hardy Boyz — took some time to enjoy a few libations while relaxing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Over the weekend, however, Hardy’s party went a little bit too far.
TMZ reported that Hardy was arrested on Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication and impairment by the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Officers were called to the Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations around 11:15 a.m. in response to calls about an intoxicated man, according to Myrtle Beach Online.
Specific details on Hardy’s arrest are unclear, but CNN reported that Hardy was able to post the $153 bond and was released the same day.
WWE said in a statement, “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions.
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Something like this wouldn’t be much cause for concern normally, but this isn’t the first time the WWE Grand Slam Champion — a wrestler who has won four different titles within the promotion — has faced drug and alcohol-related issues involving the police.
Back in 2009, Hardy was arrested and charged with five felonies after 262 Vicodin pills, 180 Soma pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, cocaine residue and drug paraphernalia were found in his Cameron, North Carolina home. Hardy was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 30 months of probation and received a $100,000 fine.
In March 2018, Hardy crashed his Cadillac into a guardrail and was arrested for DWI in North Carolina. His license was revoked for 30 days after the incident.
Although his latest arrest appears to be harmless in nature, the ongoing issues with Jeff Hardy’s health suggest bigger problems. He’ll continue to remain sidelined from in-ring action, but the WWE Universe can only hope the WWE star takes this latest arrest seriously, and if need be, seeks help for any problems he’s facing.