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

– Earlier today, 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.


    who really gives a fuck about making Bruno happy? A true wrestling fan. He’s made WWE better, He has made every indy show better, If Bruno in there it’s is better, He’s a class act

  • The Killswitch

    As long as his character allows him to lose cleanly, I’m okay with that.

  • Scooter

    He deserves to lose his push because he was stupid enough to get a DUI now of all times. I say let him do Mania have Del Rio go over clean then suspend him.

  • Qinno

    Jack Swagger shouldn’t even be in the WWE… he is like a baboon, slow and ugly and after this mindless… if they fired Kenneth Cameron who had a nice gimmick with the Ascension for DUI, I think Swagger should go somewhere else…

  • moles1

    who really give a fuck about making Bruno happy he aint gonna do nothing for the wwe or make it any better

  • Jason Lentini

    If they do that the backlash they get will be huge.

  • Jason Lentini

    I think he’s complaining about Orton being in the title hunt.

  • Prince

    A lot of WWE Superstars have gotten DUI’s in the past, it’s the drug charges that will make it a lot worse for him. Although the DUI is the inexcusable part in my opinion. Driving drunk is just stupid for anyone. He’s an absolute idiot.


    if they push him, i think it would a slap in the face to Bruno, he came back to the WWE cuz the WWE was cleaning up their act,

  • Omar

    Whats the point of keeping him now? Might as well send him to TNA. I mean WHAT A STUPID AND IRRESPONSIBLE THING TO DO. What a waste.

  • Prince

    They have to at least suspend him, or they will look really bad. Can’t put it off.

  • d_pooch

    They might let this play out and suspend him after Mania.

  • The Killswitch

    You’re complaining about an Orton heel turn?

  • HermanScones

    I dont think he is going to get released, just suspended. I liked the idea of Alberto Del Rio versus Jack Swagger for the WHC because its different and new. Unfortunately, we all know we are going to get Alberto Del Rio versus a heel Randy Orton…yawn

  • Kristopher Robinson

    What an idiot!!!