Lawrence Pfohl – known to wrestling fans as Lex Luger – received five years probation Thursday after pleading guilty to possession of three kinds of steroids.
Pfohl simply said, “Yes, sir,” as the judge asked if Pfohl was guilty. Pfohl was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and submit to drug tests.
Pfohl, 46, was charged in April 2003 after he called 911 when his girlfriend started choking on her dinner at his east Cobb home. The death of Elizabeth Hulette – known as Miss Elizabeth in wrestling circles – was ruled accidental but caused by an overdose of pills and alcohol. However, police found more than 1,000 illegal pills when they subsequently searched Pfohl’s three-story townhouse.
Separately, Pfohl was arrested Monday and faces new charges including DUI. He was stopped on I-575, where an officer found Pfohl slumped over the steering wheel of his car along the side of the interstate, according to police reports. The officer approached, and Pfohl woke up and drove away, the report said.
At Thursday’s hearing, Judge Frank R. Cox told Pfohl another similar arrest could affect his parole status on the drug charges which carry a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
Cox allowed Pfohl to enter a plea as a first offender, meaning if he complies with the conditions of his parole, his arrest record would be expunged.