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From the Indie Rumor Mill: Davey Boy Smith Jr wanted by police for altercation with Jake Roberts

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7.70K   //    20 Apr 2018, 17:06 IST

The NJPW man may be in trouble
The NJPW man may be in trouble


What's the story?

According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Davey Boy Smith Jr — the son of the British Bulldog — is under investigation by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) for battery in connection with an incident where he threw hot coffee at Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

In case you didn't know...

In an interview with Wrestle Zone, Smith Jr said that he got into an altercation with Roberts after the WWE Hall of Famer refused to apologise for negative comments that he made about the British Bulldog. He has basically admitted to his role in the incident.

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The heart of the matter

Here is a statement obtained by Pro Wrestling Sheet from the NOPD:

"The NOPD is investigating a simple battery incident that occurred on April 7, 2018, in the 500 block of Canal Street. The victim told police that at about 11 a.m., he was signing autographs at the location when he was approached by a known subject, later identified as Harry Smith (DOB: 08-02-1985).

The victim told police he attempted to shake hands with Smith, at which time a verbal argument ensued. Smith then allegedly threw a cup of coffee at the victim’s face and fled the scene. No major injuries were reported by the victim."

According to the report, the punishment for similar incidents in the state of Louisiana usually involves six months in prison or an amercement of $1000.

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Author's take

Needless to say, this incident reflects rather poorly on Davey Boy Smith Jr. We only hope that justice is served and both professional wrestlers can go their separate ways.


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