Charges against Richard “Butch” Simmons have been dropped:
- Simmons, the outlandish 55-year-old known for his exercise videos, was accused of slapping a 6-foot-2, 250-pound ultimate cage fighter, reportedly in retaliation for a sarcastic remark.
The fellow passenger recognized Simmons in March at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport as they were waiting for a flight to Los Angeles, then made an off-hand comment to other passengers about Simmons’ exercise videos, police said.
Simmons took exception and slapped the passenger, who was not injured but chose to press charges, police said.
Simmons was cited for misdemeanor assault and then permitted to board his flight.
The cage wrestler, identified as Christopher Farney, agreed to drop the misdemeanor charge against Simmons, according to court documents filed May 19. The documents didn’t specify why the charge was dropped. [AP]
Dude will still never be able to enter the cage again without some serious taunting about being bitch slapped by Richard Simmons.
By the way, how in the sacred name of Divine can Simmons jump around like a sand flea all the live long day and still remain such a pudgy little sausage?