Wrestler accused in Yonkers brawl out of jail

The professional wrestler arrested in connection to a brawl at a Yonkers restaurant is now out of jail. James Fullington, better known to wrestling fans as The Sandman, was released from Westchester

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2008, 2:51 AM

Updated 5,776 days ago

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Wrestler accused in Yonkers brawl out of jail
The professional wrestler arrested in connection to a brawl at a Yonkers restaurant is now out of jail.
James Fullington, better known to wrestling fans as The Sandman, was released from Westchester County Jail in Valhalla early Friday morning.
His daughter posted the $10,000 bail after she had a problem with her credit card.
The former star of Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment had to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and surrender his passport.
Fullington is accused of throwing glasses at employees of the La Lanterna restaurant Sunday. He was there attending the birthday party for former professional wrestling star Captain Lou Albano.
In an exclusive interview with News 12 Westchester, Fullington addressed his fans, urging them to ?keep it real,? but declined to talk about the case due to the advice of his lawyer.
?I do want to give a shout out to the guys in the bullpen down at Yonkers city jail,? Sandman added. ?Those guys are cool with me.?
This isn't the first time the Sandman?s had problems with the law. He pleaded guilty to two burglaries 20 years ago.
Frank Ragusa, a wrestling fan, has been following the Sandman's career for years. He describes the wrestler as being ?out there.?
?He's crazy. He like throws beer on himself and hits himself in the head,? Ragusa says.
Ragusa, however, believes this time the Sandman is not to blame.
?I don't think he intended to do it,? Ragusa says. ?I think he was just over the edge and wasn't paying attention to what he was doing.?
To see more footage of the brawl, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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