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Lars Sullivan is fined $100,000 by WWE for controversial past comments on messageboards

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Lars Sullivan is the newest member of the main WWE roster and he is already making his presence felt.

Now dubbed 'The Freak', Sullivan has taken out several names such as Rey Mysterio, both of The Hardy Boyz, Kurt Angle and R-Truth in recent weeks.

The former NXT star hasn't even had a match yet on Raw or SmackDown but he's leaving a trail of destruction everywhere he goes and he gives off serious Snitsky vibes from the early 2000s.

But he clearly also has some issues he needs to deal with.

Around the time he was set to debut on the main roster in January, where vignettes hyped his arrival, Sullivan was rumoured to be getting built towards a huge WrestleMania match with John Cena.

However Sullivan failed to show at an episode of Raw, owing to an apparent anxiety attack, and then he flew home before SmackDown the next day.

That wasn't all that happened in January for Lars.

A bunch of messages posted to a bodybuilding message board over a number of years surfaced on social media and were attributed to Sullivan, who had posted pictures of himself on the account.

Lars Sullivan has finally been punished for offensive messageboard posts that were uncovered

A full page on Reddit is dedicated to his mishaps, in which some mock religion, are racially insensitive, homophobic and some posts diss his now fellow WWE superstars - you can find that page here.

When SmackDown star Big E was asked on the subject a few days back, he summed it up by stating Sullivan needs to deal with his misdemeanours and that 'many are aware' of what he's done.

Sullivan made a statement a few days ago addressing his past actions, stating: "There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended."

Sullivan has been fined $100,000 and been sent on a sensitivity training course

It seems like WWE have made their decision on what to do with Sullivan as they released a statement of their own yesterday, revealing that he was being fined a hefty sum.

"WWE supports a culture of inclusion regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we are committed to embracing all individuals as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide," their statement read, via Forbes.

"Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past.

"WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organisations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words."

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