Tony Khan Talks Jeff Hardy’s Last Chance In AEW

Jeff Hardy looking off-camera

Tony Khan has discussed the recent DUI arrest of Jeff Hardy and says that the former WWE Champion is on his last chance in the company.

Jeff Hardy was charged with Driving While License Canceled/Suspended/Revoked, Violation of Restrictions Placed on Drivers License, and DUI Alcohol/Drugs Third Offense within 10 Years, according to Volusia County jail records. The arrest occurred in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. Hardy received a surety cash bond of $3,500 – $500 for the license charges, and $2500 for the DUI on June 13th.

This led to Jeff Hardy being pulled from several shows with AEW announcing that the star was to undergo treatment for his issues, making clear that Hardy maintaining his sobriety going forward was a condition of his employment.

Speaking on a media call, AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that Hardy is currently in treatment:

“Jeff is doing much better. As I understand, Jeff’s in treatment. I don’t want to say too much about what’s going on, because it’s his business, but I’m here for him, whatever he needs.”

Jon Moxley also underwent treatment for alcohol issues in late 2021, but Khan doesn’t draw parallels between each men’s situation, if, for nothing else, Moxley didn’t drink and drive:

“I’m really glad nobody got hurt. But what Jeff did going out and driving is different from the other thing. And I just don’t like hearing the two compared if that makes sense. I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t give Jeff a lot of credit for now doing the right thing. And this is what we said — Jeff’s got to do the right thing if he wants to stay with AEW because it’s his last chance.”

“It’s totally different. Jon didn’t put anybody at risk like that, he wasn’t out drinking and driving … So that’s why I didn’t like hearing it compared. But I will say Jeff is in treatment and doing better. I talked to Matt about it the other day, and we’ll be here and we’ll support him for what he needs. This is what he had to do; he had to go to treatment to get us to keep supporting him at this time. And we are.”

h/t Wrestling Inc.