By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued a statement to announce that Lars Sullivan (Dylan Miley) has been fined and is required to undergo sensitivity training for racist and homophobic comments he posted on message boards prior to working for the company.
“WWE supports a culture of inclusion regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we are committed to embracing all individuals as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
“Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past. WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organizations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words.”
Powell’s POV: It’s hard to imagine that Miley wouldn’t win if he challenged WWE legally given that they are fining him for something that took place prior to his employment with the company. That said, I doubt he will rock the boat given that the fine beats the alternative of being fired. The sensitivity training is very appropriate. Here’s hoping that WWE will take it a step further by donating the $100,000 to a worthy charity.
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