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Professional wrestler Scott Hall, also known as "Razor Ramon" has been arrested on charges of domestic battery after choking his girlfriend, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office has stated.
He reportedly pulled girlfriend Lisa Howell from her car and choked her unconscious, according to the sheriff's report. She told responding officers that Hall had been drinking for days, and their report states he had an "unknown white secretion flowing from both sides of his mouth."
Hall, who is a professional wrestler, required two sets of handcuffs when he was taken into custody, TMZ reports. He was so heavily intoxicated that he was sent to the hospital for clearance before being taken to the facility. Howell has not pressed charges against Hall, which means that he will soon be free.
This is not the first time that Hall has been in trouble with the law. In May 2010, he was arrested for disorderly intoxication after yelling and cursing at a bar. Hall received six months probation and warned not to use drugs, reports the Orlando Sentinel. He was also ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as part of his probation.
In a documentary entitled "The Wrestler: The Scott Hall Story," he revealed that he had been in and out of rehab 10 times and suffered from congestive failure and other severe health problems.
Hall joined the WWE in 1984 and has worked with such legends as Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, and Hunter Hearst Helmsley ("Triple H"). After leaving the WWE in the early 2000s, he joined the World Championship Wrestling but was unsuccessful and quickly left. He unsuccessfully attempted a comeback last year, but his drug and alcohol addictions prevented him from performing.
Hall has been married twice to Dana Burgio, but they divorced in 2001. In 1998 Burgio wrote a letter "to anyone who cares" and blamed the leaders of the WWF and WCW for not helping Hall during his struggle with alcohol and drugs. She stated that their first divorce in 1998 was due to his drug abuse.
WWE Vice President Stephanie McMahon issued a statement saying that the WWE had "heard he had some issues" but had "parted ways." McMahon also explained that the WWE had paid "six figures" to send Hall to rehab in 2002.
It is unknown whether police will charge Hall with domestic violence as result of this latest altercation.