CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors have cleared former World Wrestling Entertainment champ CM Punk of defamation and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit brought by a wrestling doctor.
Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, hugged his wife, former WWE star A.J. Lee., as the panel in Chicago delivered its verdict on Tuesday.READ MORE: Prosecutor, Defense Deliver Opening Statements In Jussie Smollett Trial
WWE doctor Christopher Amann had sued Brooks over comments that he made in a podcast in 2014 in which he criticized WWE doctors for failing to diagnose a lump that was a staph infection. Fellow wrestler Colt Cabana hosted the podcast and also was cleared.
Amann claimed he’d never been shown the lump.READ MORE: Bears' Jimmy Graham Scored His First Touchdown For Season Against Detroit, Hopes To Get A Super Bowl Ring Before His Career Is Up
Brooks’ lawyer said her client did not lie.
Brooks is now an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, and the 39-year-old has a mixed martial arts bout Saturday against Mike Jackson.MORE NEWS: Eddie Jackson On 'Fire Nagy' Chants From Bears Fans: 'We Hate It, Honestly'
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