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World Peace Delayed

Due to Traffic Tickets!

8/26/2011 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ron Artest will remain Ron Artest for at least 3 more weeks, because a judge just ruled there will be no Metta World Peace until Ronnie clears up his outstanding traffic ticket warrants.

Ron's name change petition went before a judge this AM, but hizzoner said he would not grant Ron's request because Ron is a scofflaw. 

The new hearing is set for September 16.  We're guessing Ron has the cash.

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16 COMMENTS

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1.

antsme    

Second!!!!!!!!!!!! That's all that's important on this issue.

1152 days ago
2.

Justice_4_Kelly    

A millionaire with traffic warrants ... unbelievable.

1152 days ago
3.

Jodi    

He needs to change his name to "I'm an idiot".

1152 days ago
4.

Liz    

who the hell is he?!?

1152 days ago
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Pam    

Not sure why he would give up a great name for a fairly stupid sounding one ad I am sure it was not to avoid paying traffic tickets. It is true though, you can't change a name to get out of 'criminal' responsibility so if he changed his name they could not collect on those tickets, I am sure that was the judge's reasoning. I hope, when he comes back to court, the judge asks him several times whether he is really sure that he wants to change his name to the new one he has chosen, and if he is sober while answering that question.

This sounds like a bit of a publicity stunt and one more easily solved as just him doing business as Metta World Peace which he could use as a public name until he gets tired of the women breaking into guffaws during intimate moments when they whisper 'Metta World Peace' to him. That happens once or twice he will start telling women "everyone close to me just calls me Ron".

1152 days ago
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TheHOLETruth    

Too cheap/poor to pay traffic fines... How did he piss his money away so fast. It might have just gone up in SMOKE [hint, hint] which might explain why he is so strange.

1152 days ago
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Cooley    

I used to like him, but since he's decided to change his name ... he looks like a complete idiot (I mean even more so than before!). I'm ignoring him from now on. Dumb name, dumb move. Dumb career choice.

1152 days ago
8.

ChunkyLightning    

That sounds like the government!!! Getting in the way of world peace in L.A.

1152 days ago
9.

some guy    

Ehh... I got a letter from NJ saying I owe them money for an old DUI case. I have a valid driver's license right now. I paid it off months ago. Pretty sure there's some error on their side.

1152 days ago
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BisbeeChris    

"hizzoner"???? Are you using that spelling because Ron Artest is black?? Racists TMZ strikes again!!

1152 days ago
11.

JBF    

Go to 666mafia.com and look for link to buy this domain name today. Money is in the name.

1152 days ago
12.

Dan    

WorldPeaceJersey.com is available

1152 days ago
13.

Carole    

Scofflaw??? Nice!

1151 days ago
14.

Crumbster    

Go Mega Whirled Peas go

1149 days ago

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