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The agent for WWE superstar and current 49ers fan Ric Flair said this week that her client would not be attending this weekend's game between San Francisco and Carolina because of death theats from Panthers fans.
Flair, a long time Panthers season ticket holder, visited the 49ers and vowed support for them prior to last weekend's Wild Card clash in Green Bay, prompting the reported threats.
“We know fans are passionate about their teams, but some of the choice language we have been receiving is scaring off our interns,” said agent Melinda Morris Zanoni.
Turns out, there's another good reason for Flair not show up to the game at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. The Charlotte Business journal is reporting Flair has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Meckelnburg County:
Considering the fact that Flair (real name: Richard Fliehr) has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mecklenburg County, he might want to think twice before tackling a playoff visit. On July 3, Mecklenburg District Court Judge Christy T. Mann signed an order for the arrest of one Richard Fliehr on contempt of court violations. Legal documents show the former wrestler failed to meet the terms of a June 18 order. That order called for the wrestler to pay $32,352.51 in unpaid post-separation support and legal fees by 5 p.m. on June 27 and maintain support of his estranged spouse’s car lease and insurance and health insurance, documents show.
As Field of Teams reporter Casey Pratt notes, "The retired wrestler’s money problems have been documented and he’d likely do a speech for any professional team that pays the right price."
But will Flair pay the price in Mecklenburg County?