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WWE fines Lars Sullivan $100,000 for controversial comments

Lars Sullivan

Lars Sullivan is on the verge of getting a huge push in WWE, but controversial comments he made on a bodybuilding message board in the past has come back to haunt him.

Sullivan made many controversial statements of a racist, homophobic and other nature on the bodybuilding message board.

Now WWE is fining Sullivan $100,000 for those controversial comments. Here is what the company said in an official statement:

“Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past. WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organizations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words.”

Sullivan had publicly apologized for his comments and it was said that he spoke with The New Day as well. However, that wasn’t enough as he got fined nonetheless.

We will provide updates regarding Lars Sullivan’s situation if we learn more.

  • Brandon

    Dude I was laughing pretty good when i read this. It is like they are the ambassadors of wwe when it comes to racist comments.

  • CC

    I think it is more a case of Big E being the most vocal about these situations. He was the one who spoke about Hogan and the one who spoke about this incident as well. So it makes sense that he would mention that he has spoken to them seeing as they are a close unit on and off screen.

  • Mike the Ike

    I hope no one ever forgives you for anything you did in your past.

  • Whistling Joe

    I would sue. They were stupid comments, but who the hell is WWE to fine him for things he said BEFORE he worked for them?

  • Rinn13

    I think it’s hilarious how wrestlers who make any even remotely construed racist comments, have to specifically go “talk to the New Day”, as if somehow they are the Black Ambassadors of wrestling, or as if there aren’t any other black or non-white wrestlers on the roster, at all.

  • The Random Reader

    WWE is becoming more dumber and PG

  • CC

    And once again WWE proves that their actions depend on how much they value you.
    Hogan was (rightly) fired for one incident because he was not a regular roster member or in the middle of a push. Sullivan does much more and gets a fine.
    Just like how several talent have been let go because of wellness policy violations, yet Orton keeps his job.

  • CC

    Not all comments were made before he worked for them.
    Regardless though, in the media industry things work differently.
    Why do you think Disney initially fired James Gunn because of comments he made years ago?
    Or Kevin Spacey was fired because of his actions when he was younger?

    The fact he was fined is just WWE not wanting to fire him so come up with something to make them look they are taking this seriously.
    They severed ties with Hogan because of one comment because he was not currently someone they were pushing and not an onscreen talent. But this guy does even worse and he gets a fine.
    Kinda like when they let a mid carder go when they get their 3 strikes of the wellness policy but a main eventer gets to keep their job.

  • Carl Lavery

    How can they fine him for comments he made before working with them?

  • JAckh45

    “said that he spoke with The New Day as well”

    “Hey guys I spoke with the black wrestlers and we cool now, so chill”
    No…. that’s not how that works.
    Fire this pos.