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Jeff Hardy hearing delayed again due to disagreement on plea terms

Various news outlets in North Carolina are reporting that Jeff Hardy's hearing today regarding the drug charges that he was indicted for last year didn't end up happening, as Assistant District Attorney Warren McSweeney told Senior Resident Judge James M. Webb that more time was needed to come to terms on Hardy's plea bargain agreement with Hardy's lawyer Thomas Van Camp.  The case has been continued to February 16th.

At, they think the deal fell apart due to one side (or both sides) changing their mind as opposed to just more time being needed to dot the Is and cross the Ts.  This is partially supported by a letter that was sent to Wrestling Inc. by someone who was in the courtroom:

When the case was called this morning, the ADA (Assistant District Attorney) told the Judge that they would need more time to negotiate a potential plea deal. He told the judge that the sides had a agreed to return to court on February 16th and asked for the Judge's approval, which was granted. As someone who works in the court system, I can tell you that this most probably means that one of the two sides thought that the other was going to agree to something more than actually could be agreed upon. My hunch is that the ADA wouldn't give in as much as Jeff's lawyer wanted, but that is just my guess. At least Jeff can appear on the big 2/3 Impact.

I don't think that the deal is necessarily completely off the books as F4WOnline is reporting as much as it's clear that some major disruption happened as indicated by the courtroom observer's letter.  We shall see...

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