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Titus O’Neil still confused about WWE suspension

WWE Wrestler Titus O'Neil attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2015 Upfront at The Javits Center on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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WWE superstar Titus O’Neil was suspended for 60 days — originally 90 days — back in February of 2016 for “unprofessional conduct” after he made physical contact with chairman Vince McMahon during a show-ending segment on an episode of Monday Night Raw. Nearly two years later, O’Neil is still confused about the suspension.

“I still don’t understand it. I literally put me my hand out and said, ‘Ladies first.’ So I don’t know what the wrong time is to say, ‘Ladies first’ or the right time,” O’Neil said on an episode of Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia. “It’s water under the bridge. It happened and I took ownership of it regardless if I was right, wrong, or indifferent, or if the situation could have been handled different. It happened. I served my suspension and its over with. It goes back to the fact that I know who I am and I know what I did and I know why I did it and God has rewarded me tenfold.”

Here’s video of the incident in question.

Following some social media outrage, WWE released the following statement to the New York Post at the time:

“The suspension of Titus O’Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct.”

Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.

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