The following was issued by the Associated Press on August 17, 2009:
Pro wrestler Kurt Angle’s hearing postponed in Pa.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. — A preliminary hearing has been postponed for pro wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle on charges he illegally possessed human growth hormone near Pittsburgh.
The 40-year-old star of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was charged Saturday. Police say they found HGH when they stopped his vehicle in Robinson Township after Angle allegedly violated a protection from abuse order obtained by his girlfriend.
Angle contends he has a prescription for the HGH. His attorney says Angle didn’t violate the order, but just happened to stop at a coffee shop where the woman worked.
Tuesday’s hearing on the drug charge was rescheduled for Sept. 15. Angle faces a separate hearing Oct. 6 on violating the abuse order.
According to Jeremy Borash on his official Twitter page, D’Lo Brown was backstage at Monday’s TNA Impact TV tapings in Orlando, FL. Brown who is a former WWE wrestler and former agent for TNA also is a current co-host on the Between the Ropes radio show heard in the Orlando area on online.