Breaking News: WWE Developmental Star Strikes Police Officer

Ryan Clark


WWE developmental talent Stu Sanders was arrested on 6/15 in Tampa, FL and charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (a felony) and Obstructing or Opposing an Officer (a misdemeanor). The arrest took place outside of Champps Restaurant and Bar (2223 West Shore Boulevard North) at 2 AM. Sanders was released the next day.

The exact details of what happened aren’t known, but Sanders apparently was trying to leave the restaurant after an altercation with a female at the restaurant who he didn’t know but that had bumped into him. As Sanders was leaving, a plain-clothes cop tried to stop him. It isn’t known if Sanders knew the man was a cop before the incident. We can only assume at this point that the “battery” of the officer took place when he tried to stop Sanders from leaving.

Sanders apparently has told other FCW wrestlers that he didn’t know the man was a cop and that had he known, he wouldn’t have tried to leave the scene. He said he was simply trying to leave the scene and not get into an altercation with anyone.

The woman who bumped into Sanders declined to press charges and allegedly told authorities that she was at fault for the initial incident.

Sanders is one half of the FCW Tag Team Champions with Drew McIntyre.

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