I guess that’s the price. Second generation wrestlers have a hit and miss record in wrestling. Sometimes you get a Curt Hennig but other times you get a David Sammartino. Then there are wrestlers who are in the middle but don’t pan out for one reason or another. That was the case with the son of one of the most famous wrestlers of the 1980s, but now he is becoming well known again for a less than positive reason.
Earlier this year, a surprising story came out of Mississippi, as Brett DiBiase, son of Ted Sr., was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars in exchange for classes for the state that he never taught. Ted Sr.’s Heart of David Ministries was also named in the charges, though neither Ted nor his son Ted Jr. were charged with any crime. Ted Jr. is still dealing with the fallout from the case and in a big way.
According to the Associated Press by way of MSN, federal authorities are attempting to seize Ted Jr.’s home as part of the case against his brother. This comes as Ted Jr. and his wife were less than a week away from selling the home, valued at $1.5 million. Neither Ted Jr. nor Ted Sr. have commented and there is no suggestion that they will be facing any charges of their own in the future.
The DiBiases have had better days. Check out what they did in some happier times:
Opinion: This is something that could get a lot worse before it gets better, but I can’t imagine what Ted Jr. is thinking when he gets in trouble for something his brother did. It doesn’t seem that Ted Jr. directly did anything wrong, though I do have to wonder how he thought it was ok to be paid by the state government without doing any work. Either way, I can’t imagine the brothers are on the best terms at the moment and that isn’t likely to get better anytime soon.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!