TMZ reports that Jimmy Uso was arrested after a drunken dispute with cops in Detroit this week.
Jimmy and wife Naomi were reportedly pulled over near downtown Detroit after Naomi was driving the wrong direction on a one-way street, according to police. Cops say Jimmy and Noami were driving a 2018 Dodge Journey that reeked of alcohol. They ordered Naomi out of the car and while talking to her, Jimmy got out of the car and took off his shirt & jacket, then squared up with police like he wanted to fight, despite commands from police to stay where he was.
A police officer reportedly pulled out his taser because he feared for his safety. Jimmy ended up settling down and complied with the commands from police. He was handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct & obstruction. Jimmy was taken to jail and later released on bond.
There’s no word yet on what kind of action WWE will take against Jimmy, if any. The Usos are currently scheduled to face SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon and The Miz at Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
As noted, Jimmy Uso was arrested in Detroit, Michigan this week after a drunken incident with police. His wife, Naomi, was reportedly driving down the wrong side of a one-way street when the two were pulled over by police in a 2018 Dodge Journey, which reeked of alcohol. While police were talking to Naomi, Uso got out of the car and “squared up” with police like he wanted to fight, also removing his jacket & shirt. Uso ended up listening to police commands but he was arrested for disorderly conduct & obstruction. He was taken to jail and later released on bond.
WWE issued the following statement on Uso’s arrest this afternoon:
“Jonathan Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions.”
This statement is similar to the comments WWE issued in January 2018 when Jey Uso was arrested for DUI in Texas. That statement read, “Joshua Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions. We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials.”
This is Jimmy’s third arrest since signing with WWE. He was arrested on DUI charges in March 2013 and September 2011.
The Usos are still scheduled to challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and Shane McMahon at Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.