Nick Hogan, son of pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea), will spend the next eight months in jail after being sentenced earlier today. He plead no contest to the charges of felony reckless driving from the automobile accident of August 26, 2007 which left John Graziano, his best friend, in critical condition and in a coma.
Nick was also sentenced to five years probation. He will also perform 500 hours of community service, not allowed to drink alcohol, and will have to surrender his driver’s license for three years.
Ed Graziano, John Graziano’s father, emotionally told the court about his son the day before the accident.
“He was healthy, he was safe, and he was strong. He was a hero. He was a United States Marine. He was willing to put his life in harm’s way to protect his country’s freedom, [but] what Al Queda could not do to my son, Nick did to my son in minutes. Nick has shown no remorse for what he has done for my son’s life.”
John’s sister also spoke of how Nick “never once apologized, he has never said sorry.”
The Bolleas had their chance to speak as well. Nick told the Graziano family that he misses John being around and knows that this has been an extremely difficult time for the Graziano family, it has been a difficult time for his family as well. “Every single day I think about the accident, and I think about John. There will never be a day in my life that I don’t.”
Photos of the Nick Hogan Bollea car crash are below.