TMZ: ‘Tea Party’ wrestler Jack Swagger arrested for pot possession!/brodigan/status/304411594824220674

This is what they call breaking character. WWE wrestler Jack Swagger, who recently emerged as a racist “Tea Party” heel leading up to a showdown with Mexican-born Alberto Del Rio, was arrested for driving under the influence last night, according to TMZ. The site says Swagger was pulled over for speeding in Mississippi and was found to be driving under the influence and in possession of marijuana.

Update: WWE Tea Party wrestler, Jack Swagger, arrested and charged for marijuana possession…

— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) February 20, 2013

Twitter quickly settled on a #WeedThePeople hashtag to mark the event.

Oh, Jack Swagger got caught with weed and a DUI weeks before his WrestleMania title match? How smart of him. #WeedThePeople

— Condescending WWE (@SarcasticSmark) February 20, 2013

Jack Swagger is making the Tea Party so proud! Listen in to @jquasto @jennifersterger & @eddiepence! #WeedThePeople

— SteelChairSlamCast (@SCSlamcast) February 20, 2013

So, has Swagger blown his cover, or has he blown the lid off the Tea Party’s pot-fueled underbelly?

@joeferrarijoe actually the stupid one is swagger. He got busted for pot and DUI. Say so long tea party angle.

— Gino (@Habs_Junkie) February 21, 2013

Jack swagger arrested for possession of weed? Ah well his racist, tea party, bollocks was boring & dragged out @wwe #Smackdown

— EgoCity (Johnny) (@EgoCity) February 21, 2013

So much for the tea party act RT @tmz [MUG SHOT] WWE Star Jack Swagger ARRESTED for DUI & Weed…

— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) February 20, 2013

Jack Swagger living out his current Tea Party libertarian gimmick to its fullest: freedom to smoke weed and endanger others, if you’re white

— Daryl Surat (@DarylSurat) February 20, 2013

Jack Swagger arrested for pot possession. Hopefully he’s just kayfabing a big government overreach angle.…

— David Shoemaker (@AKATheMaskedMan) February 20, 2013

I bet the Tea Party people planted all of the evidence on Swagger.

— Justin Czerwonka (@JCWonka) February 20, 2013

Jack Swagger has a gimmick essentially mocking the Tea Party. Mississippi is a very red state. CONSPIRACY!!!!!

— TheProWrestlingNerd (@thePWnerd) February 20, 2013

I’m less offended by Jack Swagger’s tea party gimmick as much as I am what a colossial fucking moron he is.…

— Brodigan (@brodigan) February 21, 2013

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