Nov 21, 2021; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jeff Hardy during the men s five on five elimination match during WWE Survivor Series at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The professional wrestling world was saddened to learn that Jeff Hardy had been arrested once again on DUI and other charges. The former WWE star is currently working for All-Elite Wrestling (AEW), which had decided to suspend the wrestling legend without pay while also supporting him in efforts to get help.

AEW owner Tony Khan announced the company’s plan on Tuesday.

“We were able to resume contact with Jeff Hardy this afternoon,” read Khan’s statement. “AEW does not condone Jeff’s alleged behavior. We’ve made it clear to Jeff that we’ll assist him in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he’s open to receiving. In the interim, he is suspended without pay, and can only return to AEW upon successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety.”

The 44-year-old wrestler was arrested for DUI, driving while his license was canceled/revoked, and violating a restriction in which he was required to have a DUI interlock device in his vehicle. The arrest marked Hardy’s third DUI offense in the last 10 years, which is a third-degree felony, per The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Hardy agreed to take two breathalyzer readings, blowing an 0.294 and an 0.291, both of which far surpass the Florida legal limit of 0.08.

In the ring, Hardy is a beloved pro wrestler known for his high-flying moves and death-defying stunts. Hopefully, he can keep the death-defying to the wrestling ring and off the highways moving forward.

[Tony Khan, Fox News]

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