WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was recently arrested according to the Tuscaloosa News.
Wilder got in trouble during a routine traffic stop when the police found marijuana in his car. He was arrested and charged with marijuana possession. Wilder was charged with a second-degree possession of marijuana. He was later released on 1000 dollar bond.
Wilder’s attorney, Paul Patterson, says that the drugs did not belong to Wilder and that somebody else had been using his car while was out of town.
“Deontay has been out-of-state for several days. He returned home today from Georgia driving his Rolls Royce and selected his Cadillac Escalade from his fleet of vehicles to run errands. A small amount of marijuana was detected in the vehicle and Officer Roach arrested Mr. Wilder for misdemeanor possession,” said Patterson.
So Wilder made it through safe and sound. This incident won’t most likely cause any damage to his professional career.
Lately, Wilder has been actively pursuing a fight against Joseph Parker and even Tony Bellew. But it’s expected that he will face WBC mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne next.