Breaking News: Jeff Hardy Announces His Return
"Ok it's official...time to go back2work!," wrote Hardy. "I will be in Huntsville,AL this Thursday with ImpactWrestling!!!!"
This comes on the heels of brother Matt Hardy's DWI arrest this past Saturday. We noted earlier that North Carolina state trooper B.J. Smith indicated that Hardy was not drunk, but "appeared to have taken some type of impairing substance" at the time of his crash and subsequent arrest. TMZ.com posted Matt Hardy's mugshot stemming from his arrest, and it seems pretty clear that he was not sober, which you can view by clicking here. Hardy submitted to a blood test, results of which are currently pending.
TNA promptly terminated Matt Hardy's contract following the arrest. He had already been on suspension, reportedly due to tardiness at live events. He had not appeared for the organization since May 30. Hardy is due to appear in court Sept. 28.
Meanwhile, Jeff Hardy has been on suspension with the organization since being unable to perform in the main event of the Victory Road PPV in March. He will be back in a Moore County, North Carolina courtroom on September 8th for charges stemming from a September 2009 arrest. He is charged with the following offenses:
Conspiracy to traffic opium
Trafficking in opium by possession
Possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance
Felony possession of cocaine
Felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for using controlled substances
Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
What are your thoughts on TNA bringing back Jeff Hardy so shortly after Matt Hardy's arrest and before his court date? Sound off below.
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