Ex-WWE star Jeff Hardy pleads not guilty to DUI and other charges
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 01
Jeff Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida last month (Picture: WWE/volusiamug)

Jeff Hardy has pleaded not guilty to all charges on June 13.

The former star – who now works for All Elite Wrestling () and was suspended without pay after being arrested on a number of charges – is due in court for another hearing on July 5.

As reported by TMZ, court documents show the 44-year-old wrestler pled not guilty to the three changes, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended, canceled or revoked license, and violation of restrictions placed on a driver’s license.

In his arrest video obtained by , Hardy, 44, appeared to be unsteady on his feet as he exited the vehicle, and as he was questioned by officers he .

He then looked to stumble through field sobriety tests, and an officer then handcuffed Hardy and told him he was “under arrest for the offense of DUI”.

It’s said Hardy – who has been open about his struggles with addiction and was convinced of DUIs in March 2018 and October 2019 – provided two breath samples which allegedly hit .291 and .294, which is three and a half times the .08 limit in Florida.

Jeff Hardy was arrested on multiple charges (Picture: volusiamug)

He was released from jail on a $3,500 bond, and AEW boss Tony Khan later revealed the former world champion was and had been offered assistance in getting ‘treatment for substance abuse issues’.

Khan said in a statement: ‘We were able to resume contact with Jeff Hardy this afternoon. AEW does not condone Jeff’s alleged behavior.

‘We’ve made it clear to Jeff that we’ll assist him in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he’s open to receiving.

Jeff and Matt Hardy were reunited in AEW (Picture: AEW)

‘In the interim, he is suspended without pay, and he can only return to AEW upon successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety.’

The wrestler’s brother Matt – with whom he made his name in the legendary Hardy Boyz tag team – addressed his brother’s arrest at the time, describing the news as ‘disheartening’.

He tweeted: ‘It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday. Recovery isn’t a linear process & I’ll continue doing whatever I can to help my brother be healthy.

‘Being healthy & well is the most important thing for Jeff, his wife, his children & our family at this time.’

And in a later comment on his  podcast, Matt added: ‘He’s just so remorseful, so embarrassed, he like hates himself and I think that’s a part of it too.

‘And he has to know obviously what he did was atrocious, terrible, terrible decision-making, but then also he has to know that people love him.’