AEW Suspends Jeff Hardy Without Pay Following DUI


The AEW suspended Jeff Hardy without pay following his DUI arrest on Monday.

"We were able to resume contact with Jeff Hardy this afternoon," AEW President & CEO Tony Khan said in a statement. "AEW does not condone Jeff’s alleged behavior."

Khan said until Hardy successfully completes a treatment program and maintains his sobriety, the ban will remain in effect.

Khan added the AEW will "assist him in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he's open to receiving."

The 44-year-old wrestler signed with the organization earlier this year after a considerable run in the WWE. He is considered to be one of the company's biggest stars.

Hardy was arrested in Florida at around 10 am Monday morning, after he drunkenly drove his car through Volusia County highways. He's since been hit with three charges, including felony DUI.

It's the third time Hardy has been accused of driving while impaired -- he was arrested in North Carolina in 2018 and then again in 2019.

"It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday," Matt Hardy-- who also wrestles in the AEW -- said in a statement.

"Recovery isn’t a linear process & I’ll continue doing whatever I can to help my brother be healthy. Being healthy & well is the most important thing for Jeff, his wife, his children & our family at this time."

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