Originally Posted by Tommy Thunder
The arrest is just one of a several things that makes this a different beast than Truth and Bourne. First off, because of the arrest, WWE's Wellness Poliy (which you can read for yourself here BTW
) gives WWE the legal right to fire him. Course, that doesn't mean they're forced to, but they have that right.
Also, given Swagger's character, this is a much bigger deal than those two. Swagger's character is one of moral superiority and DUI's and Marijuana, are still looked down upon as immoral behavior. Sure DUI's are common and the stigma of Marijuana is slowly decreasing, but viewed by the majority as immoral.
WWE also has a history with this. Remember Serena? The straight-edge onscreen character they fired for wanting to "party hard"? Swagger's character rails against illegal immigrants and amongst the Conservative party "illegal immigrants and "drugs and alcohol" practically go hand in hand. So for Swagger to commit the same crimes that are associated with the same group he's vocal against, creates the same contradiction as what happened with Serena. The mainstream attention he's been getting from the Conservative press doesn't help him at all either.
So WWE has plenty of reasons to let him go. At the very least he'll probably lose his Wrestlemania spot and we'll get Mark Henry instead