Former wrestling great Ric Flair will forever remain a true showman. Last week he gave a pep talk to the 49ers team before their big matchup against the Packers, but received a lot of flak for it. Flair claimed that he was getting several death threats and couldn’t attend the game because of this. The Big Lead actually uncovered the real reason that Flair is unable to attend the game, which is because he has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in the state of North Carolina.
On July 3, Mecklenburg District Court Judge Christy T. Mann signed an order for the arrest of one Richard Fliehr on contempt of court violations. Legal documents show the former wrestler failed to meet the terms of a June 18 order.
That order called for the wrestler to pay $32,352.51 in unpaid post-separation support and legal fees by 5 p.m. on June 27 and maintain support of his estranged spouse’s car lease and insurance and health insurance, documents show.
Of note: the court order says Flair/Fliehr’s failure to meet the deadline means he would be required to turn himself in and “shall remain in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff until he pays all sums required…”
I can’t really blame for trying to add his own version of theatrics to the whole situation, but we all know that with media outlets today, the truth is never too hard to eventually uncover.