Today WWE announced the suspension of recent NXT signee Terrance Jean-Jacques following domestic abuse charges related to his pregnant girlfriend.
Local newspaper the Eagle Tribune reported that the 24-year-old Jean-Jacques was arrested on charges of assault and battery, kidnapping, witness intimidation, destruction of property, and threatening to commit a crime. He currently awaits a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Tuesday.
WWE cited their zero tolerance policy for domestic abuse, and as such has suspended Jean-Jacques indefinitely. Per the same policy, a conviction will lead to his termination. The company’s policy toward domestic violence was adopted in 2014, following controversy regarding the NFL and Ray Rice.
Terrance Jean-Jaques was a decorated amateur wrestler at multiple colleges. According to ProWrestlingSheet, his girlfriend, Jillian Gilman, alleges that he twisted her arm, knocked her on the ground, and sat on her legs, leaving her with “bruises and a broken phone.”