Swagger convicted in Gulfport city court

Jack Swagger (bleachreport.com/Facebook photo)
Jack Swagger (bleachreport.com/Facebook photo)

GULFPORT – (AP) Professional wrestler Jack Swagger has been convicted in Gulfport Municipal Court on charges of driving under the influence and speeding.

Swagger, whose real name is Donald Jacob “Jake” Hager Jr., was arrested just before midnight Feb. 19 in Gulfport. Swagger had just completed taping the TV show “WWE SmackDown” in Biloxi at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Gulfport police said they pulled him over for speeding In February and found a small amount of pot in his car. Swagger was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. The charges are misdemeanors

The Sun Herald reports that City Judge Felicia Dunn-Burke dismissed a marijuana possession charge. Swagger was sentenced to six months’ probation and was fined $500. A two-day jail sentence also was suspended.

Swagger lives in Boca Raton, Fla.

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