By pleading guilty, naturally. From Meltzer:
Hardy set to plea bargain on drug charges
A short Associated Press story this morning said that Jeff Hardy is going to plead guilty in court on 1/20 to drug charges, listing the Moore County District Attorney as the source.
There was little detail in the story, regarding exactly what would or would not have been worked out in regard to dropping of charges in exchange for a plea bargain, or the nature of the sentencing.
Hardy had one court hearing after another postponed for more than one year after a September 2009 raid of his home where police found 262 Vicodin pills, 180 prescribed Soma pills, 55 milliliters of anabolic steroids, cocaine residue and drug parahernalia.
It was not known which side was the source of the continual postponements nor whether this release is face-saving for the D.A., or for Hardy. The answer will come if/when actual charges are dropped and the nature of the sentencing.
District Attorney Maureen Krueger said that Hardy’s lawyer, James Van Camp, informed the judge he wouild plead guilty at the hearing but would not comment on the nature of whether the plea bargain would include dropping of charges or avoiding jail time.
Hardy’s attorney has not commented on the story.
But it is not good news for TNA to have its reigning world champion pleading guilty on drug charges.
Who is dumber in this situation? Jeff Hardy for doing drugs? Or TNA for making a known drug addict their World Heavyweight Champion? 11 months and counting… – Dusty