Update on Rich Swann's Domestic Violence Charges

Posted Декабря 11, 2017

It started with an argument between Swann and wife Vannarah Riggs in a vehicle, said the Gainesville Police Department. [Swann] was critiquing [Su Yung's] performance and began getting angry with her. [Su Yung] got scared that the argument was going to escalate and got out of the vehicle in the area of 2400 SE Hawthorne Rd. Yung, feeling the argument was "going to escalate", attempted to flee and got out of the auto.

The report goes on to say that Riggs, once back in the auto, told Swann to pull over so she could get out, but Swann refused.

Swann then got out too and chased her, yelling at her to get back inside.

On their site, the WWE posted the following statement: "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest".

The move is not surprising, as Swann's arrest and the story about why he was arrested looks particularly bad for the former WWE cruiserweight champion and member of 205 Live roster. He placed her in a headlock and dragged her back to their vehicle. Gainesville police released an arrest report which stated that Swann and his girlfriend Vanessa Riggs engaged in a dispute following a show in the city.

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When confronted with the physical attack on his wife, Swann denied that he touched her. The latter charge is considered a misdemeanour, whereas kidnapping is a felony.

As a result, Swann was charged with battery and false imprisonment of an adult as a result of not letting her exit the vehicle.

Swann was scheduled to be in action during WWE Raw this week against Drew Gulak, that match is expected to be canceled.

Rich Swann is an incredible sports entertainer who came into the WWE Universe by way of the fantastic Cruiserweight Classic but that doesn't excuse his actions in the slightest. The battery charge is a first-degree misdemeanor and could add up to a year imprisonment or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine. WWE did the right thing by suspending Swann right away.

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