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#1 Posted on 8.12.05 2339.44 Reposted on: 8.12.12 2339.51
Lex Luger's legal woes continue as the 47-year-old wrestler is currently in Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis.
Lawrence Pfohl is being held without bail with a court appearance scheduled on the 22nd on two felonies, a drug charge from the state of Georgia and a fugitive from justice charge stemming from that same original charge.
Pfohl and Marcus Bagwell were taken off an airpline in Minneapolis on the way to a wrestling date in Winnipeg on Tuesday due to a disturbance. Both were allowed to get on a later flight.
Both wrestlers, along with Scott Rechsteiner, were detained for a long period (between 90 minutes and three hours) at the border before Bagwell and Rechsteiner were allowed to enter the country. Pfohl was sent back, likely because they discovered the outstanding warrant, and arrested after he arrived in Minneapolis.
Pfhol has faced one legal problem after another since the folding of WCW, between DUI arrests, drugs like steroids and Growth Hormone found at his home when Elizabeth Hulette passed away, and he spent a lengthy period of time in jail in Atlanta due to nonpayment of child support.
I was actually thinking last week, when Luger was leading the All Americans into battle at the survivor series I remember seeing ads of him pictured with his family in a lovely holiday setting. Was that his real family? Because he was in a relationship with Elizabeth when she died. Anyway, sad story that we'll probably hear much more about.
#3 Posted on 9.12.05 1626.11 Reposted on: 9.12.12 1626.20
They just had an article in the local paper yesterday about Lex Luger not being allowed into Winnipeg for the back to back AWE shows being taped here. The promoter replaced him with Billy Gunn, but he was still angry with Canadian customs for causing problems with his show. If Luger was arrested after being returned to Minneapolis, then maybe the problems run a bit deeper than were originally reported here.
#4 Posted on 9.12.05 1839.59 Reposted on: 9.12.12 1841.05
Originally posted by ChumpstainThey just had an article in the local paper yesterday about Lex Luger not being allowed into Winnipeg for the back to back AWE shows being taped here. The promoter replaced him with Billy Gunn, but he was still angry with Canadian customs for causing problems with his show. If Luger was arrested after being returned to Minneapolis, then maybe the problems run a bit deeper than were originally reported here.
Why is he angry with Canadian customs? It's Luger that broke the law and was a fugitive, which prevented him from entering Canada. You know, I feel for the guy because he put so much of the booking behind Luger being there. But to be angry at customs? God forbid they block a fugitive from the law in the United States from entering their country.
#5 Posted on 10.12.05 0451.59 Reposted on: 10.12.12 0452.56
I'm just quoting the story, not trying to rationalise anything. Of course, Canada customs has all kinds of issues anyway. Among other things, our border guards along the 49th parallel don't carry firearms, and thus are pretty much helpless to stop people from illegally entering the country if they really want to. But that's a topic of discussion for another time and place.
As I said, the story of Luger being arrested was broken after he'd already been turned away. The promoter might not have been aware that he had new troubles with the law, and just thought that he was barred from the country for the old charges from before, which I'm assuming Luger had told him wouldn't be a problem.
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