Jim Ross addressed the arrest of Jerry Lawler in a new JRsbarbq.com blog. “Shocked to hear of my friend Jerry Lawler’s arrest in Memphis late Thursday night on a domestic battery charge,” Ross wrote. “King’s fiancé was also jailed on the same charge. Allegedly alcohol was a contributing factor in this matter that resulted in Jerry being suspended indefinitely from WWE as WWE has a zero tolerance policy as it relates to domestic violence issues.
“For the record, Jerry doesn’t drink whatsoever nor have I ever seen him act aggressively toward any female or anyone else for that matter. I have not spoken to Jerry recently and hope that this unfortunate matter can be resolved quickly and efficiently.”
Powell’s POV: For those who missed previous updates, Lawler and his fiancee Lauryn McBride were both arrested following the incident, and Lawler has already told his side of the story from jail to a Memphis television station. WWE has suspended him indefinitely per their policy. Meanwhile, Ross also addressed a number of other topics in his actual blog, which can be read in full using the link above.
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