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Scott Hall arrested last week for disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer

The Orlando Setinel is reporting that Scott Hall was arrested on May 14 on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer.  From the article:

The deputy found a bartender standing in the door telling Hall to leave, but Hall was yelling and cursing at the bartender and other patrons there, according to the deputy's account. The deputy also said Hall appeared intoxicated with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

When the deputy advised Hall he was being placed in custody for disorderly intoxication, he tried to prepare him for the handcuffs, but Hall refused, the documentation states.

"Scott refused this directive, and instead, thrust out his chest, walking closer to me, stating, 'I ain't going down for this [expletive deleted],' " the report states. "This is [expletive deleted]. You know it's [expletive deleted]."

The report goes on to say that Hall continued to refuse, but the deputy managed to secure his left wrist with a handcuff and then pulled his right arm behind him.

"Due to Scott's inordinate size, 6'05", 295 pounds, I utilized two sets of handcuffs in tandem," the deputy noted in the report.


The bartender told the deputy that Hall had been "drinking heavily" and "became aggressive inside the bar," the report states. He pushed a customer and argued with the female bartender and called her names, the report says.

The bartender managed to line up a ride home for Hall, but he punched the window of the car that came for him and he pushed two female patrons near the car, according to the report.

Hall was transported to the Seminole jail and was later issued a trespass warning, notifying him never to return to the Hitching Post Bar on County Road 419.

Hall has had several arrests in Orange County, most for criminal mischief and alcohol-related offenses.

Hall has had a high-profile substance abuse problem for a long time now.  He has claimed that he was not a "hardcore" drinker or pill popper when he came to the WWF in 1992, where, on his first day in the company, he says he witnessed Vince McMahon telling Brian Knobbs to drink more and take more pills since he couldn't have him testing positive for marijuana.  Bret Hart's book details how he saw many wrestlers go from pot smokers to guys who passed out in bars from being loaded up on alcohol and various prescription drugs.  Hart, one of the few people still in the company who were around in 1985 when undercard wrestler Rick McGraw died, was very worried that Hall and others would overdose.

Hall's problems became very public during his WCW run, where his drinking problem was turned into an on-screen gimmick at one point.  His behavior in public was embarassing (including groping a woman in her 50s, passing out in a parking lot only to wake up screaming when a car ran over his ankle, and crashing multiple rental cars), and his estranged wife spoke out publicly against the company for enabling him.

Years later, when he went back to the WWF, he appeared to be making some effort to clean up, as he was taking Antabuse, a medication that would make him violently ill if he drank.  During this period, there was an ugly incident where Steve Austin poured beer on Hall after a match, causing him to become violently ill.  Not long after that, he relapsed on a flight home from the UK, got into a fight, and was fired.  Since then, he's been less than dependable whenever he showed up in TNA and elsewhere, as well as looking ill from his years of substance abuse.

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