Monday, May 12, 2008

Hulk Hogan's Son Sentenced

The son of wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea, Nick, has been sentenced to spend 8 months in jail in addition to probation and community service. The sentence comes as a result of last August's tragic accident where 17 year old Nick was driving his car at high speeds during poor weather conditions. A crash occurred on the slick roadways which left the passenger, Nick's friend, John Graziano, in critical condition to the point he is now living on life support. Nick was later charged for reckless driving.

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Bollea was arrested last November for reckless driving after being involved in a crash in August. According to an eyewitness, the seventeen-year-old was seen drag racing with a friend, speeding up to and beyond 100mph. Bollea later crashed into a palm tree and was found to have alcohol in his bloodstream. Bollea’s passenger, John Graziano, was seriously injured, and could end up in a nursing home for life, reports In the court hearing, Graziano’s father read the statement, "My life now consists of 10 hours each day at a hospital watching my son suffer,” adding, “Nick has shown no remorse for what he's done for my son.” In response to the charges, the judge claimed, “I believe there is a sincere desire, a sincere apology, to change things, [but] there are consequences for what you do in these circumstances. There has to be some punishment.”

Bollea was given five years probation, five hundred hours of community service and a three-year drivers license revocation, in addition to his eight-month jail time.

His next court hearing will take place on November 11th.

According to, Nick was being held in the medical unit of Pinellas County Jail because he was the only juvenile in the jail at the time. Nick's classification will be determined and then he will be moved to the appropriate area of the jail.

WWE Raw commentator, Jim Ross had the following to add about Nick's situation:

"The question has been raised since the sentencing if the penalty for Nick Bollea was strong enough. My first instinct was to say, 'yes.' Then my wife asked me what if the victim had been one of our granddaughters and I had to re-think my original statement. Just like in sports entertainment, when one makes an emotional investment in an issue, the issue generally takes on a whole different light. Still, in hindsight, I don’t think Nick Bollea got off too lightly."

"Another point, Hulk should have lost the do-rag, without question, in the court room. Staying in an '80s character, 'brother,' was questionable judgment and it made Hulk come off looking as if he were in performing mode. The doo-rag was distracting and not in a good way."

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