Jimmy Uso was arrested for DUI in July, but he was not removed from WWE television. He is still involved in the biggest storyline on SmackDown right now and is 1/2 of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, titles that they won after his arrest. Roman Reigns is well aware of Uce’s DUI, and he does not approve.
While speaking to the New York Post, Roman Reigns was asked about Jimmy Uso’s recent arrest. He admitted that “we’re all human,” but he also made it clear that he doesn’t “condone that kind of behavior or decision-making.” He also stated that it’s “not a great light to be shining” on his family or WWE.
The Tribal Chief then went on to explain that this is no time to give up on Jimmy Uso over that mistake either.
“We’re all human, we’re all cynics, we all make mistakes. Instead of what some people might feel you should give up on somebody or maybe turn your back on that type of behavior, that’s one way to do it. But I don’t think that’s the way to push through and gain experience or make progressive movements of becoming a better man or a better human. So for me, it was diving into it with great attention, great love and very thorough communication to make sure my family is continually bettering themselves and putting themselves in a position to make better decisions.”
This is a very interesting situation, because we have to wonder how WWE might have handled the situation differently if Jimmy Uso wasn’t involved in a storyline with Roman Reigns. We’ll have to see how things play out, but rumor has it that The Rock’s future plans could have played into why WWE neglected to pull Uce from television.
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