Update: Jack Swagger to Face Fines and Potential Jail Time

Christopher OlmsteadSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 22, 2013


Each day seems to bring more bad news for Jack Swagger. It was revealed earlier today via wrestlinginc.com that Swagger was scheduled to win the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

Obviously, the key word there is "was," for it looks like WWE might be going in a different direction.

Today, we also received a bit more insight on Swagger's arrest and what may happen to him from a legal standpoint.

According to an article on Citizen-Times.com, Swagger is looking at paying some fines and potentially facing a small amount of jail time. According to the article:

If convicted, records show Swagger faces fines of $188 for driving 10 mph over the speed limit, $437 for a small amount of marijuana and $1,300 if it’s his first DUI offense. The DUI charge carries a mandatory court appearance and he could lose his driver’s license for 90 days.

The article also touches base with Gulfport (Miss.) city prosecutor Kirk Clark

“We have never recommended mere fines and fees only on a DUI,” Clark said. “We always recommend the maximum sentence of two days in jail for first offenders. That time can be suspended but only on completion of certain court-ordered conditions like probation, classes, AA meetings, etc. A conviction includes an order to complete a Victim Impact Panel class."

Even with the jail time, Swagger isn't looking at anything horrific legally. His WWE career, on the other hand, well, that might have "jobber" written all over it.

In the grand scheme of things, Swagger made a boneheaded decision. Will we be talking about this a few months from now? Most likely not. My only hope is that he will learn from this mistake moving forward, and that his WWE career will be able to recover. 

Aside from Swagger, I bet the other person pretty upset over this whole deal is poor Zeb Colter. He may end up having the most successful three-week WWE career ever, thanks to Swagger.