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by: JamieD On  Thursday, July 2, 2009

rowdy-roddy-piper-duiTotal Pro Sports – Oh the irony.  After recently speaking about the drug and alcohol-related problems surrounding the wrestling industry, 55-year-old Rowdy Roddy Piper was arrested last night in Los Angeles for driving under the influence.

Piper, whose real name is Roderick George Toombs, was pulled over by police at 1am local time.  He was taken to jail and held on bail for $5000 before being released at about 8am that morning.  He has been scheduled to appear in court July 23.  Hopefully Piper will be a little more controlled than his old rival Hulk Hogan was during his appearance in front of the judge.

It was only a couple of months ago when Piper was once again making his presence felt in the WWE at WrestleMania 25. He has since stated that owner Vince McMahon was looking to get him back in another storyline for one of the WWE’s shows.  That plan will likely be on hold now as Piper deals with this incident.  When asked previously about the role of drugs and alcohol within the business, he stated the following:

“Thinking about the friends, the brothers I’ve lost, makes me feel lonesome. I lived with these guys, literally.  I wonder why no-one on the outside catches on to what’s happening? I guess it’s because they don’t care.” [The Sun]

We do care Roddy and we do catch on.  The real question is “does anyone within the business care?”  Right now the answer seems to be an emphatic “NO.”





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