Jeff Hardy has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and other charges brought against him.
The AEW star appeared in court on June 28th following an arrest on June 13th. The actions of Hardy would lead to a suspension by his employers, All Elite Wrestling. In an update provided by PWInsider, the website has been able to obtain a copy of the written notification of Hardy’s not guilty plea.
The filing also noted, “Defendant, Jeffrey Nero Hardy, pursuant to rules 3.160(a), Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, waives arraignment by filing this written plea of not guilty. Albritton v. White, 948 So. 2d 852, 854 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007). Defendant further waives the right to be present at all pretrial conferences” so it would appear the scheduled 7/5 arraignment hearing would not take place as initially scheduled.
Following the arrest, it was reported that Jeff Hardy was nearly 4 times over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. Eyewitness reports stated that the car was seen “swerving” and “running off of the road.” At the time of writing, Jeff Hardy is still undergoing treatment for alcoholism, and when this has been completed, may return to AEW. Tony Khan, who is the president of All Elite Wrestling, stated in a media call that this is Jeff Hardy’s last chance.
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