Do the crime, do the time. Or something like that.
All the way back on Feb. 19, Jack Swagger was leaving a WWE SmackDown taping in Biloxi, Mississippi, when he was pulled over by police. He was then arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. His court date was set for today (June 25, 2013), where the prosecutor in the case, Kirk Clark, was pushing for the maximum penalty allowable under law, which was two days in jail, completion of victim impact classes, and fines totaling up to $1,900.
Well, Swagger -- whose real name is Donald Hager -- was found guilty and received a sentence lighter than what Clark was hoping for.
Wrestling superstar Jack Swagger was found guilty Tuesday of DUI other and speeding at a trial in Gulfport Municipal Court.
Judge Felicia Dunn-Burke dismissed a possession charge. Swagger was sentenced to six months probation, $500 fine and court costs. A two-day jail sentence also was suspended.
Swagger is currently out of action after having surgery on his hand to repair a severed tendon in his thumb. The time away may prove to be a good thing, as there is so much else going on right now and Swagger, although not outwardly punished by the company for his infractions, did reportedly miss out on a run with the world heavyweight title after running into the long arm of the law.
Hopefully he gets the message loud and clear.