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Jeff Hardy suspended by AEW, can only return after completing treatment

Hardy has been suspended without pay following his DUI arrest.
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Jeff Hardy has been suspended by AEW in the aftermath of his DUI arrest.

AEW president and CEO Tony Khan issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that Hardy is suspended without pay and can only return to the company after completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety. Khan wrote that Hardy has indicated he's open to receiving treatment.

"We were able to resume contact with Jeff Hardy this afternoon. AEW does not condone Jeff's alleged behavior. We've made it clear to Jeff that we'll assist him in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he's open to receiving. In the interim, he is suspended without pay, and he can only return to AEW upon successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety," Khan's statement said.

"If you or a loved one needs help, please reach out to SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)."

Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida on Monday and is facing charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and violating an interlock restriction.

This is Hardy's third DUI arrest since 2018.

The Hardys had been scheduled to face Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus and The Young Bucks in a triple threat ladder match for the AEW Tag Team titles on Dynamite this Wednesday.

"It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday," Matt Hardy tweeted on Tuesday morning. "Recovery isn’t a linear process & I’ll continue doing whatever I can to help my brother be healthy. Being healthy & well is the most important thing for Jeff, his wife, his children & our family at this time."