According to Cincinnati, Ohio’s WCPO television station, a bench warrant has been issued for WWE star Chris Jericho after he and his attorneys failed to appear at a court hearing this morning in Kenton County, Kentucky. A “failure to show” citation for $253 was also issued.
Today’s hearing was to follow up to his arrest last month for public intoxication involving fellow WWE star Gregory Helms. The article notes that Helms’ fine was paid, but Jericho’s was not.
The story has been picked up by TMZ.com and a few other sites.
“Paid my fine on time and never had a court date. I’m free to walk the streets…. Sorry TMZ wrong again.”
TMZ.com posted an update of its own update, stating:
“Jericho finally called the court and paid his $159 fine — so the arrest warrant is no longer in effect.”