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Hogan Pal Graziano

Moved to Vets Hospital

11/9/2007 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Graziano, the former Marine who has been in a coma since being critically injured in the Aug. 26 crash of Nick Hogan's Supra, is being moved from his current hospital -- and his lawyer says his condition is improving.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Graziano has been moved to the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, after spending more than two months at Bayfront Medical Center. George Tragos, John's mother's lawyer, tells the Times that he was moved "at the request" of the Veterans Administration for cost reasons. Tragos also adds that Graziano is "improving or else they wouldn't have moved him."

Two days ago, his pal Nick got arrested and charged with felony reckless driving and underage drinking -- and suggested in a statement that John should've been wearing a seatbelt.

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46.

d lo    

He doesnt even care what happened to his friend, hes a spoiled ROTTEN brat, i hope his friends family sues the hogans.

2450 days ago
47.

Ms.July    

Parents don't want to be parents, they want to be best friends with their kids. The Hogans need to stop trying to keep up appearances and face the music. Nick is an idiot, and he should face the consequences and if he gets off then this really proves that there is no justice. If Nick was a regular kid he would be in jail right now.

2450 days ago
48.

ha ha    

The Hogans said they were paying the expenses and lied by not telling the whole truth.

Here's how the Hogan's work: They were cited with having 25 animals and the town of Belleair's code said that there could be no more than 5 animals. They had the audacity to tell the city officials that they understood that as each person in the household could have 5 animals each, so therefore, they weren't breaking the law. In an interview, Hulk the jerk stated "we just want to live in peace. We're not pushing our celebrity on anyone."

2450 days ago
49.

Insert comical name here    

Me, no the military does not pay your expenses regardless, only if there is not another source. They actually pay as a last resort. On the seat belts, the marine was required to wear one at all times while on a military installation and I'm sure sat thru many safety briefings where this was stressed. Usually people who are forced to wear seat belts eventually get in the habit of always fastening them. The only source I have seen that says he was not wearing a belt was the Hogan family. I doubt Nick was fast thinking enought to unfasten it at the scene so I'm keeping an open mind until a more reliable source makes the issue clear. Even if he was not wearing a belt the driver should have been aware of that fact and made a effort to drive in a safe fashion. A kid who is old enough to drive should have known better.

2450 days ago
50.

TmZombie    

WITH THE MONEY THE HOGANS SPEND AND MAKE, THEY COULD HAVE FOOTED THE BILL FOR GRAZIANO TO STAY AT THE HOSPITAL. HOW SAD, I HOPE GRAZIANO CAN SUE THEM AND GET THE $ HE DESERVES!

2450 days ago
51.

Dixie    

This is soo sad!! John needs the best care there is! I don't mean to dis the VA Hospitals, tho they are shamefully lacking!

The Hogan's should see to it that John is getting the treatment he deserves in a top notch facility!

I'm soo sorry for this young Marine!

Nick it is time to STAND UP and be a MAN!!

2450 days ago
52.

JennRN    

So... Eff those callous disloyal Hogan baztards! Hulk and nasty Linda Hogan raise a drunken teenage slob and make excuse after excuse for his disgusting behaviour. Because of their crappy parenting and Nicks lack of integrity, some poor innocent kid will be shipped off to some gubment run he11hole to rot! I just can't believe these ignorant Hogans are blaming the victim and trying to get their stinking son off scott free. Why can't Hulk Hogan and his son man up and take responsibilty for the catastophic destruction of life their selfish behavious has caused. I will NEVER give a dime for anything realated to this sickening family again. Effers.

2450 days ago
53.

Hyde    

UNbelievable!! Why aren't those trailer trash Hogans paying his bills?? Why are WE? Like I needed another reason to hate them. What absolute cretins.

2450 days ago
54.

Jo Jo    

I think people have had enough of the Hogans. Let's face it.....Hulk Hogan was a talentless wrestler and if he didn't have the steroid filled "pythons" he would be just another dumbass walking the streets. As for his ignorant son....you could fit his brain on the head of a pin and still have room left over.,

2450 days ago
55.

holden    

Dear John's Mother,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. The reason your son ws transferred to the VA was to save money due to his lack of progress.
Please read the Southern Illinoisan about the current state of VA Hospitals. At some point the reality will sink in, until then you are in my prayers.http://www.thesouthern.com/articles/2007/11/07/top/22089708.txt

2450 days ago
56.

just saying...    

You don't think that VA hospitals aren't busy enough with Iraq Veterans returning injured etc... He is out the fancy hospital because the Insurance Company probably said so. If he is such a good friend of the Hogan's then they should be stepping up to the plate with serious healthcare facilities not a place where he is just going to lost in red tape of tax payer bureacracy.

Really sad.

2450 days ago
57.

ny chic    

39. ME....el wrongo....the gov't. doesn't take care of our military after they are out....yes, i do know first hand, as my son-in-law is getting out of the USMC as a Sgt. and i spoke to him the other day and just happened to ask about his benefits. he said they stop, but if he really has to, he can go to the VA hospital, which we all know are not exactly the best, unfortunately.....and my son who is in the USAF had gone to the VA hospital once when he was on leave only because my family dr. was away, and the treatment he got there......hmmmmmmmmm...my dog gets better treatment at the vet.....very sad, what our gov't. doesn't do for our vets.........very sad

2450 days ago
58.

Attractive?    

The Hogans/Bollea live pretty high on the hog. Have you seen their home on their reality show?
They should pay for his expenses. BUMS......
Brooke spends more on "assless chaps" than the cost of this young man's hospital bill.
SHAME ON THE SHAMEFUL HOGAN CLAN!!!!!!~

2450 days ago
59.

Ro    

John Graziano was not wearing a seat belt he needs to accept some responsiblity. It is very unfortunate. I wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully he will be safer next time. Nick is very young several years younger than John, he has a lot of growing up to do.

2450 days ago
60.

duh    

Wouldn't you think with a brain injury he needs the best care possible! And the Hogans are busy paying people to write press releases about the importance of seatbelts. Each story on this subject makes me physically ill.

2450 days ago
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