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Snake Rattled, But Rolls Out of Rehab

3/11/2008 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jake the Snake RobertsFormer wrestling star Jake "The Snake" Roberts (DDT anyone?) is about to get out of rehab (for the third time), but it's the first time he got help from his former employers, the WWE.

After the death of Chris Benoit, the WWE set up a rehab program for current and former employees and Jake was one of the first to take them up on it. He told CYinterview.com, "Truth be known the first time I went to rehab and the second time I went to try to save a job. This time I truly went to save my life."

Apparently Jeff Hardy didn't get the rehab memo -- the WWE announced today that Hardy was suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the company's policy.

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llorrac    

Well, good news wrestling fans. According to WWE's wellness policy, everybody's favourite wanton-soup bomb, rainbow haired warrior may in fact be at wrestlemania. Unfortunately, it depends on whether or not the company feels he needs drug rehab therapy. Jeff Hardy may work wrestlemania.
As far as Jake Roberts rehab is going... it's a positive step when anyone tries to improve their life.

2378 days ago
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fdhkhjluiouggdfs    

i was the one who said jeff is the only reson i watch wwe c

2377 days ago
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Max    

To bad for Jeff.But that could be the reason why he has been on a winning streak.Stay off the drugs man you don't need them.

2377 days ago
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samantha    

just because jeff hardy failed his drug test does not mean that he was doing steroids. He had a previous drug problem and got clean but obviously relapsed. to the best of my knowledge steroids are used to bulk up muscle, and jeff hardy isn't the biggest wrestler in the business. don't assume it is steroids just because he wrestles. it may be some other drug,

2377 days ago
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sharon    

Jeff Hardy used to be one of the hottest and most talented wrestlers on the scene. Over the last few years you can see how Steroids have changed him. I cannot believe he lived in a trailer. He has been on the scene for years. Where is his money going?

2376 days ago
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slymommy    

i'm glad to see that he is getting help. I loved watching him back in the day. I just wish that something like this could of been done before the whole chris benoit thing. Who knows maybe it wouldn't of turned out the way that it did. For the ppl talking smack about wrestling being real well duh. That's why they call it sports entertainment. It's doesn't have to be real. Movies aren't real either but that doesn't mean that they aren't entertaining. Although wrestling ins't "real" the injuries that the wrestlers sustain and the pain that they have is all to real.

2375 days ago
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raggedy    

He is crackhead

2359 days ago
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merchi one    

1st!!!

2382 days ago
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turdtacular    

Good to see Jake is doing well he is a good man and one of the all time great athletes in the history of sports.

2382 days ago
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Liz    

Good for him! Jeff Hardy obviously doesn't want help...........................you can't make someone get help. It is about time McMahon did something positive for these wrestlers!

2382 days ago
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Dick Weed    

He is crackhead

2382 days ago
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frankie    

turdtacular you are an idiot, "one of the all time great athletes in the history of sports."

2382 days ago
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MM    

No wonder Jeff lost the Intercontinental title last night! :( Wrestlemania won't be the same w/o him!

2382 days ago
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BGZ    

Steroids flow through that business like the Mississippi River

2382 days ago
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Susan    

Well done to jake robert for completing his rehab as for jeff hardy man he screwed up big time just 19 days before the biggest ppv in the world of wrestling and he goes and fails a drug test.

2382 days ago
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