It was about a year ago when video emerged of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper hitting the bong. (”That’s funny tasting tobacco, man.”) But, as he was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, everyone pretty much gave him a free pass. This time, I’m not sure though; is alcohol commonly prescribed in California to counteract loss of appetite?
Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was busted yesterday for DUI in Los Angeles. He was released on bond, and is due back in court later this month. No word on if he smashed a coconut over the arresting officer’s head.
Piper, 55, was pulled over in Hollywood around 1 a.m. yesterday, and promptly failed field sobriety tests. He spent the night in the drunk tank and posted the $5,000 bond. His court date is set for July 23rd.
It was just last week that the WWE Hall of Famer told an interviewer that McMahon and co. are looking for a way to get him back into the storylines, and FX is hyping his upcoming appearance on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Most wrestlers die young and unhappy, so it’s good to see that Piper is keeping active. Let’s hope this doesn’t derail things for him.
Jim Ross is certainly standing behind him:
I’m not condoning that anyone drink and drive but it sure seems as if some are making a federal case about Roddy Piper’s recent arrest for an apparent DUI. Again, don’t get me wrong, DUI’s are serious business, but luckily there was no accident associated with this incident and no one was injured. I’m sure that Roddy feels as badly as one could feel about this embarrassing matter but everyone makes mistakes in life.
So, yeah, drinking and driving is bad, and substance abuse is nothing to laugh at. But let’s watch Roddy Piper get absolutely baked out of his brain.