MMA legend B.J. Penn has seemingly found himself in hot water again.
Penn is one of the most decorated MMA fighters of all time but his issues outside of the Octagon haven’t been ignored. Back in September 2019, Penn was released by the UFC after video surfaced of “The Prodigy” brawling with a man on the streets. A woman has also reportedly filed a paternity suit against Penn. The former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion has also been accused of years of domestic abuse.
Just 23 days into 2021 and Penn found himself in a rough spot yet again. This time, “The Prodigy” was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Penn was released pending an investigation. The arrest came to light via MMAFighting.com.
Here is a statement from the Hawaii Police Department.
“Jay Penn of Hilo, also known as BJ Penn, was arrested Saturday, January 23, 2021, for operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.
“About 4:51 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Hawai‘i Police Department officers from the Hamakua district responded to a report of a reckless driver on a business property in Honoka’a.
“Upon arriving on scene, police learned through witnesses that Penn had arrived at the business earlier in a gray Toyota pickup truck. Prior to police arrival, the 42-year-old was observed talking loudly towards employees and later drove off the property in a reckless manner.
“While officers were at the scene speaking with the business employees about the incident, they observed Penn return to the property. Officers contacted Penn and observing signs of impairment, arrested him for operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. Penn was later released pending further investigation.”
Footage was taken of Penn being arrested and as you can tell by the video, the language Penn used is quite offensive.
WARNING: The language used in this video clip is NSFW.