Watch ex-WWE wrestler get wrestled to the ground by Columbus Police

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard, who was in Columbus for the Arnold, got into a little bit of trouble with the cops this weekend. According to TMZ, Gaspard was supposedly jaywalking in the Arena District -- near the North Market -- when he was jumped by a bunch of cops and wrestled to the ground.

Video of the incident doesn't show what actually prompted the cops to pin down Gaspard. But during the altercation, Gaspard and several witnesses say he did nothing wrong, and Gaspard says he was a victim of racial profiling.

"Why am I being arrested? Because I'm big and I'm black?" he asks the police in the video. The police insist he was being belligerent and was resisting arrest. My guess is that the police will draw some scrutiny for this one. How often does someone get arrested for jaywalking in the Arena District?

See what you think for yourself by watching the video here.