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Jack Swagger DUI update: Trial set for June 25 in Mississippi

Jack Swagger will be going to trial for his recent DUI in Mississippi on June 25 and the prosecutor is pushing for the maximum penalty.

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Despite his celebrity status, Jack Swagger will be going to trial on June 25 for his recent arrest for Driving Under the Influence and possession of marijuana in Gulfport, Mississippi, back on Feb. 19 after a SmackDown taping in Biloxi, according to the Associated Press.

Although he was arrested, he has yet to be punished by his employers at WWE.

In fact, he was pushed even harder, wrestling Alberto Del Rio for the world heavyweight championship in a featured match at WrestleMania 29, expected to be the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) in the history of pro wrestling.

That won't be the case with the prosecutor in Mississippi, Kirk Clark, who is pushing him in a different way: He wants the maximum penalty allowed under law. That isn't much in this case: Two days in jail, completion of victim impact classes, and fines totaling up to $1,900.

It's unlikely any of this will affect his status on television. For starters, marijuana is only punishable by fine under the WWE Wellness Policy. Plus, his program with Del Rio has fizzled and all the heat his xenophobic new character initially created with mainstream press has died down.

Stay tuned.

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