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Jerry Lawler suspended after domestic violence arrest

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The WWE has indefinitely suspended semi-retired wrestler and color commentator Jerry Lawler after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence.

Lawler and his fiancée Lauryn McBride were arrested at their Memphis, Tennessee home on Friday morning. Local news station WREG reported that Lawler and McBride are both claiming that the other party is responsible for the incident.

Both Lawler and McBride were detained for the misdemeanor crime of domestic assault — bodily harm, and will be due in court on June 20.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest,” WWE said in a statement.

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