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    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Jerry Lawler & Girlfriend Arrested For Domestic Violence

    He may be a King in the world of pro wrestling, but for today, he's a jailbird.

    Legendary wrestling personality Jerry "The King" Lawyer, 66, and his girlfriend of five years Lauryn McBride, 27, were both arrested on charges of domestic violence in the early hours of Friday, June 17.

    In an unusual case where investigators couldn't determine which of the two was the aggressor and which was the victim, both were booked into the Shelby County Jail.

    The affidavit states that the couple was involved in a violent conflict at Lawler's East Memphis home, with Lawler claiming McBride clawed at his face, threw a candle at him, and unleashed a kick towards his groin. McBride, on the other hand, says Lawler struck her in the head, pushed her against a stove, and took out an unloaded pistol to kill herself with.

    The King claims in his defense that McBride was under the influence of alcohol, and was the one who brought the pistol into the fray. Furthermore, he claims to have been holding her in the kitchen merely to prevent her from driving off in her car while drunk.

    Reports say the argument started when McBride allegedly lied about where she had been, which supposedly incensed the wrestling legend.

    This isn't the first time Lawler has had a run-in with the law. Long-time fans remember his 1993 indictment for supposedly raping a 15-year-old girl, although charges were ultimately dropped after she admitted to fabricating the charges. In 1999, he was arrested as well for throwing a traffic violation ticket at a Memphis police officer, then accidentally running over his foot as he tried to make a getaway in his car.

    [UPDATE] The WWE has spoken up on the matter, and as with the Adam Rose case, has put Lawler on indefinite suspension.

    WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.
    We'll keep you posted on further updates, Henrinites. 
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