Nick Hogan released after 166 days in jail

October 21st, 2008 // 68 Comments

Nick Hogan was released from Pinellas County jail early this morning after serving only 166 days in jail. He was sentenced to eight months for a felony charge of reckless driving that left his friend John Graziano in a permanent vegetative state. In the meantime, Nick’s big sister Brooke couldn’t wait for him to get out and blogged about it on her MySpace page yesterday. I’m going to assume she typed this with her chin because I’m awesome:

Hey you guys…as you all know, my brothers gettin out tomorrow…I cant even tell you, as a sister, how exciting this is for me! Nick and I are like best friends…and i cant believe how long Ive gone without him…. Not seeing him for 6 months has been really really hard. He always knows how to make me feel better or make me smile when I need it, and its been tough without having him there to hug me just at the right time, or crack a joke when im havin a bad day.
There have been a lot of supporters and a lot of haters that have come up to me and said things that have helped and things that made me feel like I couldn’t make it through another day… Some people wish terrible terrible things on us and say the the most nasty comments that I can’t even repeat on here… It really hurts. I understand people have their own opinion, but most of the people that come up to us don’t know the whole story, or how much we really really love John. Its really sad, because were not bad people….were just going through a really hard time, and so is John’s family. I feel sorry for the people who are misinformed because all they have to go off of is the media, which lets just face it, is NEVER a reliable source. Even the news, when that should be the most accurate…its probably the most far off. I didn’t come on here to vent, and I know this still wont change peoples opinion or what they think about my family. But I know that you never really know, until you actually walk in someones shoes. And that goes in all directions. All I ask, is instead of making this harder, and putting evil things out there, you pray for John and for us, and leave words of inspiration. I know- like I know -like I know- John is gonna walk out of that hospital and things will be ok again. I know his strength and I know he can do it with our prayers…… To all the people who have been supportive- It has helped MORE than you will ever know. I can not thank you enough…..Please pray for my brothers safety too… this is a really tough time he has gone through and I know all he wants to do is show you, John and his family how much he cares and understands.
ok. Back to the happy stuff! …….I just can’t wait to see my Nicky! Im gonna make him every kind of food you can possibly think of! Hes been living on bread an potatoes so far and I know some mac’n'cheese is gonna hit the spot! LOL Thanks so much for listening and keep praying! Every day will be better and better and better. God bless you! Have a safe day!
Love you guys!

Aww. That’s adorable. You know what would make this a really happy ending? If John Graziano woke up from his coma and shoved Nick into a moving bus. Hurray! XOXOXO <3 <3

Photos: WENN

  1. n8d

    I couldn’t tell if she was talking about her brother, or a boyfriend/husband.

    Sounds like she wants to fuck him (if she hasn’t already)

  2. I can sense she was getting a neck massage from Hulk while writing this love blog…

  3. sam

    i think that nick hogan or bollea or whatever his name is deserves to rot in prison for life.

  4. sam

    nick deserves to be in jail for life.

  5. Rrrr

    Nicke Hogan should be in John’s place.. I dont know how he can have such a big grin on his ugly face when he did what he did.

  6. lucy

    Brooke is a man trapped inside an oaf’s body.

    Oh, and P.S. Nick should have been sentenced to prison for life. dumb bitch

  7. roline

    Her dress is wonderful! like alwayzzzzzzzz!!!She’s always so fierce, i love her. It’s reported from NewY0rk times that She created an account at ~~fitnessloving. com~~ to meet a young and strong boy in a coffee shop last week.

  8. Click

    um… is she fucking her brother?

  9. kat

    i hate brooke,. what a waste of air

  10. Nick Hogan

    im a whiney asshole that got my way becuz i bitched and sucked dick for 166 days.

  11. I heard he is getting out early because the prison can’t keep enough KY on hand for him.

  12. John Graziano

    Great news everybody! I just walked out of that hospital and things are OK again. Somehow that giant fucking hole in my skull just filled back up with brain and it’s all legit now. Fuck YEAH! Brook was right, everything is OK!

    I really feel bad that I was stuck in that hospital bed, you know, with that crazy chunk of my skull missing and the vegetative state while Nick was suffering in jail. I mean how terrible is it that he has been stuck on a meat and potatoes diet while I have been pampered with nutrient paste through a tube.

    Anywho, just wanted to let everyone know that everything is OK and that missing part of my brain, you know that part with all the crazy higher level functioning and whatnot, wasn’t necessary for me to make a full recovery.


    PS. Nick – I hope you get to run deep in your sister soon! Your dad has been working tirelessly keeping it warm and moist for you.

  13. Douchie, would that be like the massages you get? Except it’s the inside of your neck and they use their penises instead of hands (those are on the back of your head).

  14. Daedalus

    i still don’t understand how they let this idiot out after what happened to his buddy. I’m just saying, the poor guy’s in a permanent vegetative state, his brain isn’t going to grow back, and this prick gets 166 days in jail? WTF?

  15. mud shark

    wow what a stupid, vapid cunt. I hope her AND her family of retards get mowed down by machine gun fire while a tank rolls over her bulbous man face.

  16. Richard McBeef

    @11 – Something tells me that KY wasn’t used.

    @12 – You are awesome, congrats on your speedy recovery

  17. ph7


    My penis is in a vegetative state for you – it’s all cucumber, baby!

  18. Spanky

    Let the insest games resume.

  19. Jay Buck

    Just wondering what you guys think, has this blond bimbo actually seen John since the accident. I mean i saw that video of him with that gaping whole and I almost barfed. I think NIck should have to spend like 100 hours of community service just changing and cleaning John’s head wound. And also he should bring his dumb ass sister with him. I mean really! she thinks he just gonna wake up and walk out of there? O yea sure hey brook im missing half my brain, lets go clubbing.. thatll happen.
    God damn it how dumb is this bitch

  20. manson

    This is complete bullshit. He should be in prison for many more years.

  21. Anonymous

    The word “delusional” doesn’t even begin to describe this moronic broad. Please go away, take your useless brother with you, and never ,ever come back. You won’t be missed one iota.

  22. Uncle Eccoli

    What an utterly useless person.

  23. Just Saying

    The Hogan family is pretty pointless, that’s a fact, and they irritate me completely. However, John chose to be in the car with him. We are all responsible for our own actions. I’m not saying John deserved what has happened to him, but it was a consequence. Nick should not be held 100% accountable for his friend’s choice. That’s just not reasonable. Nick has served punishment for his crime – driving recklessly, and that’s all as a society we can ask of him. It’s fun to hate on people on this site, but seriously, life in prison?

  24. Your final words made this post awesome!

  25. skiprat

    Why are these people famous? Does the worst kind of mental retardation come with some sort of guarantee people will further your imbecilic notions of your importance to society by actually taking pictures of you? I think were it not for the fact that people need to be reminded that this little prick put another guy in a coma because he decided to show how cool he is driving his Daddy’s car, he should be next on the ‘do not write about or show pictures of ever again’ list. Oh and and near the top of the ‘shoot on sight’ list. Along with that fat bitch Kim Kardashian or whatever. What the fuck is she famous for except being pissed on and being fat? I’ve pissed on fat people before, they’re still not famous (in fact, they’re still sleeping under the I-35/I-30 bridge).

  26. denise

    I’m so sick of these Hogan girls.

  27. The nurses made John’s head into the most awesome bong, so he’s happier than any of us. Don’t feel sorry for him. The facts are: he chose Nick Hogan as his friend, got drunk with him, got into the car with him, egged him on in the street racing, and – most of all – chose to not wear a seatbelt. Personal responsibility – do any of you whiners even recognize that term anymore? Besides, he raped teenage Iraqi girls when he was on active duty. He got what he deserved.

  28. Sport

    Here is a photo of Nick and his Dad.
    (And I agree – the silver spooned loser should be in jail for many more years.)

  29. giggityGoo

    Nick is the one on the right, right?

  30. Sport

    Not sure what’s more fucked up – MySpace pages (and the fucked up gay message posts losers leave on them) or the fact that Fish has a freaking CRISS ANGEL ad over to the right in the border of this page!! Ahhhhh…

  31. bootlips

    Nick is your typical wigger who dresses like a clown and thinks he has mad driving skills. He’s an airhead who thinks he’s important because his Father was famous.

  32. Stephanie

    If John dies, will they be able to prosecute Nick for murder? Or would that be double jeopardy? I’m not really sure what he was sentenced for. If it was jsut for wreckless driving, he could still be held accountable for the death of John

  33. Nagada

    Is she kidding? One day he’ll get up and walk out of that hospital?? Half of his brain is missing! This is sickening.



  35. Woopie

    Did she just say some Mac and Cheese is gonna hit the spot? Oh my god, you have millions of dollars and you eat mac and cheese? What? These people all deserve to be locked up. mac and cheese… hit, the spot. I’ll hit you instead..

  36. Andrio

    Murderer? Nick Hogan drove a car too fast. John Graziano didn’t wear a seatbelt. And, oh yeah, he killed innocent civilians.

    But, wait – that was in a different country and they weren’t white people, so you Americans don’t care. You deserve the mess that your country’s in right now. Enjoy being broke and homeless.

  37. Vince Lombardi

    I had a chance to think about things the other day while mowing the lawn. Interestingly, my mind wandered to “I wonder if Hulk Hogan has ever mowed his own lawn?” Dunno why I went there, but I did.

    It occurred to me that people like to “hate on” (I despise that saying, btw) families like the Hogans because they feel the Hogans are elitists and can’t identify with the common man. Has Hulk Hogan done any work outside of being a celebrity athlete? Has he mowed lawns, flipped burgers, or run a cash register at K-Mart? Very likely not. And even more likely neither have his kids. So the “common man” feels as if he didn’t earn his way. Now, I’m not saying the guy didn’t spend countless hours in the gym, in the ring, or on the road earning his living. But most people don’t associate that with “working for a paycheck.” So people get envious of the elitist celebrity who hasn’t rubbed elbows with a commoner. They wish them ill. They wish their progeny ill. They become “haters.” And the Hogans don’t get it. It’s not their fault, really, because some media moguls propped them up and kept them infused with cash, whether it was Vince McMahon or NBC or now CWT (or whatever they call that channel I never watch).

    If Nick was a commoner, none of you would say, “He deserves to rot in jail.” If a 17 year old kid goes hot rodding with his friend and they have a wreck and one of them nearly dies, you’d say, “Those kids did what lots of kids do and they got themselves hurt.” Nick got jail. It’s not his fault the jail doesn’t hold anyone for the entirety of a sentence anymore. Everyone who goes in without a life sentence invariably gets released at some point. I’m not excusing what Nick did, but none of you knows what he went through after the wreck, or awaiting trial, or sitting in a cell for 166 days. You make jail sound like Club Med. It’s not. Trust me.

    But because Nick and Brooke and Linda are “faux celebrities” who grew up in Hulk’s elitist shadow, it’s easy to bash them. We build up our heroes slowly, but tear them down rapidly. In the 1980s, Hulk Hogan was an icon and no one had a bad word to say about him. Now he and his whole family are scum, not even people anymore. How did that happen?

    The only thing that the Hogans are guilty of is being out of touch with us common folk. They try to get it, but they fall short. Not many people have the means to launch a singing career for their daughter or give a bunch of hot rods to their son, or give their wives millions of (undeserved) dollars.

    As for the smiling picture. Clearly these are old photos. And if he does smile, does that mean he isn’t sorry for what happened? Is he supposed to walk around in a robe with his back exposed and flog himself with a rope?

    Perhaps as he MATURES, he will think of himself less as a victim and want to participate in public service to prevent others from sharing his and John’s fate. But he’s still a teenager, still a kid, and an out-of-touch kid at that. You can’t compare your life and what you’d feel to him and his life.

    Lastly, sites like The Superficial make a living out of putting celebrities in the worst possible light so that we (yeah, me, included) can bash them. So when you see a photo of someone who had a tragedy in his life smiling, and a quasi-literate post from the host underneath it about how the guy must not have any regrets, understand that they are trying to generate the hatred. If this site just reported “Yeah, Nick Bollea was released from jail today. He had a wreck and his friend was hurt and he had a trial and he got sentenced, but now he’s out,” none of you would bother to read it. By promoting the hatred, this site gets you to return. “What outrageous behavior will I get to see next?”

    Put things in perspective, at least once in a while.

  38. Ditka

    #37 – you could have at least mentioned something positive about Nick’s ability to work with his teammate to open up a hole.

  39. Yougottabeshittingme

    That is a statement of an idiot. If the USA collapses, surely your country won’t be far behind. What’s the saying? “If America sneezes, the rest of the world gets a cold.”

    You should start praying for a quick recovery. Fucking moron. And when the muslims stars slaughtering people on your country, don’t come asking us for any help.

  40. mamadough

    i fucking hate these people because they are completely out of touch with reality and for some reason believe they are immune to the consequences of their actions in said reality.

    if some dipshit left a cannonball sized hole in my brother’s head, i would expect that dipshit to at least act remorseful, not play the game of “why the hell should i go to prison?” boo hoo, you did 6 months in a cell, your FRIEND will never have another conscious thought again, or walk, or have a family, or properly eat or shit.

    and if that dipshit’s family said that my brother had it coming and it was a punishment from God, you’d better fucking believe that i would hunt every one of them down and remove their faces with a chainsaw.

    i don’t hate them because they are richer than me, have a bigger house, or whatever; i hate them because of their delusional, self-entitled attitude. having money is never an excuse to be a poor human being.

  41. Andrio

    #40 – check your calendar. It’s 2008, not 1980. When China sneezes, the U.S. gets a cold. You guys need China so badly, it’s pathetic. You’re just lucky China’s economy is still expanding. How’s yours doing, by the way?

    And when the “muslim stars” come to my country (what are they, some type of all-star soccer team?), we sure won’t ask the U.S. for help. Why would anybody? All you’ll do is send over your military so they can ride around on patrol, and get blown up; or fly over in helicopters and kill 10 times as many innocent civilians as enemies. The resistance forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are rag-tag groups running around in tattered clothing and using weapons discarded by others long ago — and they’re still absolutely kicking your ass. Sorry, if people want help, they want it from winners, not whiners.

  42. Vince Lombardi

    “having money is never an excuse to be a poor human being.”

    Never said it was. But if you are brought up in a house where delusional, self-entitled attitudes are the norm, then that is what you know. Look at Paris Hilton as an example of that.

    Is it that hard to imagine being a 17 year old who grew up the son of THE most recognizable celebrity in the 80s and 90s and NOT become delusional and feel self-entitled? Nick grew from a baby watching everyone in the world fall at this father’s feet. Hogan can’t go anywhere where he isn’t recognized and adored. That has to have a profound effect on his psyche, even under the best parenting. I would be the most shocked person in the world if those kids DIDN’T have delusional, self-absorbed thoughts. Every one of their friends knows their dad is Hulk Hogan, the legend, and it would be natural for them to play on those adoring fans’ desires to meet their famous daddy. However, given what I’ve seen of them on the “Hogan Knows Best” show, they are somewhat fairly grounded, which is surprising. I think Linda enables their “elitist” attitudes more than Hulk does, but I could be wrong – maybe all that is on the editing room floor.

    Again, I’m not excusing a terrible tragic accident that could have been avoided if EITHER Nick or John had a lick of sense at the time of the incident, but unlike other celebrities who have spent less than 24 hours in jail, Nick did do time. I hope Nick grew up a bit and his cavalier outlook got squared away – but it won’t surprise me if the outpouring of family support destroys all that, either. It’s hard to be a realist about something if your entire family is saying “It’s not your fault.” It was Nick’s fault, and he does need to see that clearly and make amends. But growing up Hogan probably won’t give him that insight. And growing up Hogan isn’t Nick’s fault – you can’t pick your parents.

  43. regis

    yeah um – vince lombardi, please shut the hell up. your probably one of brooke man’s friends, or nick dick’s fuck buddy in jail.

    i think these two cock suckers should rot together. in jail or under the earth.

  44. samantha

    brooke is fat.

  45. Quinn

    Every day, American troops cave in the skulls of innocent civilians. For that, not a peep from “ordinary Americans” (all plumbers now, apparently – makes sense, you’re a nation of fatasses with your hairy buttcracks showing). But a former soldier – whose best friend is a complete loser, making it very likely that Saint John the Hollowhead was a complete loser – gets injured while acting like a fool next to his fool of a friend, and watch out: boo hoo hoo, weepy weepy, and righteous rage. It’s a story about 2 losers in a country with bleeding hearts but no soul.

  46. Vince Lombardi

    Gosh, Regis. You sure told me.

  47. norton

    Hey Quinn, you said “Every day, American troops cave in the skulls of innocent civilians.”

    Have some proof you’d like to present to the class?

  48. Jaybuck

    I dont think you quite understand what most people are upset with (myself included) It doesnt matter what John did in the past (and i dont know him nor do i believe anyone on here does) nor does it matter whether the Hogans are rich or not. The problem here is listening to the family act like they are on the same level as John’s family. (linda mad a statement about how people should be wish her sympothy because her son was in jail.) It doesnt matter how they got there, the point is John’s brain dead and nick is fine. Yet nick and his family are acting like they are the good guy here. There not. Nick screwed up, he has to take responsibility for his mistakes. John has to live with the fact that hes brain dead. Nick got convicted of a crime, but couldnt do the time, he whined over and over about how he needed special treatment, that his sentince was unfair. Plus the family acts the same way. That is what upsets us. I mean Brook’s post infuriated me, its like her brother was being tortured or something. Sorry hunny but he got what he deserved, if anything he deserves alot more.
    P.S. please leave your comments about war and the economy off this board, i come here to get away from that stuff. Lets just enjoy making fun of stupid celebrities, and ugly ass bitches (or guys for you women out there)

  49. the factory floor

    Why is his head so short and his neck so large? Did he get hurt in the accident too? I didn’t used to but since seeing this photo I kind of feel sorry for him as in “I’m sorry you look like Beetlejuice”

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