WWE star Randy Orton has been dropped as the lead for the upcoming movie Marine: Homefront.
When U.S. Marines found out the Randy was cast in the movie, they were outraged because Randy Orton was a marine who was DISHONORABLY discharged.
A rep for the WWE said:
"WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the 3rd installment of the film.
Despite Randy's popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film."
Orton received a bad conduct discharge in 1999 after going AWOL two different times and disobeying an order from a commanding officer.
For this, he was court-martialed and served 38 days in military prison.
One of Orton's former unit members said:
"I am disgusted that his face and the word Marine are being used next to each other — real or fake — because of the fact that he quit us, the country, and the Marine Corps. [Randy] in the role of a Marine is a disgrace to those that have worn and are wearing that uniform."
A dishonorable discharge is a very serious thing and we're surprised the WWE even cast him in the first place.
At least it's all resolved now.
Guess it's up to John Cena to do another marine movie.
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