WWE News: WWE wellness policy gives WWE the right to fire Jack Swagger over arrest

Feb 20, 2013 - 05:16 PM

WWE's Wellness Policy as listed on their corporate site does grant WWE the right to terminate Jack Swagger's contract for his recent arrest for marijuana possession. Section 14 of the policy reads:

"Any WWE Talent, who is arrested, convicted or who admits to a violation of law relating to use, possession, purchase, sale or distribution of drugs will be in material breach of his/her contract with WWE and subject to immediate dismissal.

In addition to the penalties that may be imposed pursuant to his/her contract with WWE, a violation of this Section 14 may also be treated as a positive test for drugs prohibited by this Policy and therefore, subject to the penalties set forth in Section 15 of this Policy." You can read the full policy (linked to specific section) at

Shore's Slant: Note that this does not bind WWE to release Swagger, only that they have the legal right to do so. At the very least you would think he would be fined $2500 for the arrest serving as a "positive test."

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