Not surprisingly, the entire Hogan family is filled with morons. Now we were never so naïve as to believe that there were ten IQ points to split between the four of them. I mean when Hulk Hogan is clearly the genius in your family, you’re probably not going to be splitting the atom anytime soon. It turns out son/drag racer/soon-to-be-prison-inmate-18293-382LQ (in my dreams) Nick Hogan gets his drag racing genes from his mom. Did you know there was a drag racing gene? Neither did I. Turns out it’s shaped like a ball of flames when you look at it under a powerful microscope. When you zoom in even closer (I realize it’s not called zooming in, but I’m not a scientist so let’s go with it) you see that it’s actually a hand giving you the middle finger. It’s the peace sign of drag racers everywhere. Anyway, the elder drag racer in the Hogan family is mom Linda Hogan. The family has publicly denounced street racing, but Florida’s ABC affiliate found a documentary DVD titled “Vehicular Lunatics.” The DVD has a bonus feature called “Street Racing With Linda Hogan.”
It was filmed at several Florida locations, including Saint Petersburg and Orlando. One “Extra” on the DVD is called “Street Racing With Linda Hogan.” At one point, Linda Bollea (Hogan) is seen alongside another car. Linda Bollea is driving a car identified as a Mercedes S600. Her daughter, Brooke is her passenger. Brooke says to the men in the adjacent car, “Wanna race?” One of the men replies, “Yeah! We love racing you! On three.” Brooke replies, “Let’s do this. Alright.” Then Linda Bollea says “Let’s kick it.” The cars take off, but their speeds are not known. Nick Bollea and his father Terry Jean, better known from his wrestling days as Hulk Hogan, are also seen in the documentary.
Two years later, 17 year old Nick is charged with felony reckless driving after a crash leaves a friend in a coma, and after Nick was pulled over four times for speeding. At one point in the documentary, his mother was asked how she feels about street racing. Her answer: “Oh, I love it. I love it. The rush, the speed on the road, stereo blasting, heart-pounding, racing in between all the cars, dodging the cops. It’s awesome.”
[From ABC Action News]
Well I hope Linda Hogan thinks it’s awesome that her son has been charged with third-degree felony reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, use of a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, operating a vehicle with a breath-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher while under age 21, and illegal window tint. While the video won’t affect Nick at all, it could be pretty damaging to the Hogans in a civil case.
The attorney for the mother of Nick Bollea’s [Hogan] injured passenger, 22-year old John Graziano, a Marine from Dunedin, had previously said he’s planning a civil suit against the Bolleas. We showed the documentary “Vehicular Lunatics” to Tim Prugh. He’s a civil attorney in Tampa who is not involved in the case. Prugh says the video could be damaging to the Bolleas, “Damaging enough where I would attempt to keep it out if I were defending the people that were representing Mr. Bollea. And if I represent the injured party, I want to get that into evidence to demonstrate that they were enthusiastic racers and it was in the family.”
[From ABC Action News]
This video makes me want to kick the whole family in the crotch. What kind of parents teach their children that illegal, reckless, irresponsible, and potentially deadly activities are a cool way to spend your time. From the way she was talking, Linda Hogan seems to think she’s the one who’s 19, instead of 67 or however old she is. From the looks of her I’m sticking with 67. While John Graziano is still in a coma and listed in critical condition at a hospital in Tampa, hopefully his family will be able to get a little bit of justice for him. And bankrupt the Hogans.