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Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler arrested

Wrestling icon and current WWE Smackdown commentator Jerry 'The King' Lawler was arrested after accusations of domestic assault t


Wrestling icon and current WWE Smackdown commentator Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler was arrested after accusations of domestic assault this morning – along with his fiancee Lauryn McBride. Both are currently behind bars as both alleged victim and accused suspect in a case of “he said, she said” after an argument is said to have turned violent. Memphis police were unable to determine the aggressor or instigator of the incident and so arrested both this morning. Some details of the incident are known however, and include the presence of a gun and a possible threat of suicide. WWE released a statement on its website with regards to the incident: “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.” It is unclear what WWE will do with their Smackdown announce team going forward while this case is resolved but there is a desire among fans to see NXT’s Corey Graves fill Lawler’s seat.


Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

I also have 10 years playing and coaching experience in American football, starting at the University of Nottingham and including a stint as defensive coordinator at Oxford Brookes University. I may be a Patriots fan but all aspects of the sport interest me, from guard play to special teams.

Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler arrested

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