During AfterBuzz.com’s post-show for Monday’s RAW SuperShow, SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s husband Chris Jozeph mentioned that Evan Bourne is ‘in rehab right now’ when the topic of tag team partner Kofi Kingston’s match against The Miz was discussed. It would appear that he was misinformed as Bourne stated on Twitter that he bumped into a former Tampa, Florida area professional football player on Wednesday at a Publix supermarket.
“Bumped into Chris Hovan, former Buc and current USF coach, at Publix today. It’d be hard to find nicer or more positive guy than him! Peace!” he wrote.
Bourne, whose real name is Matthew Korklan, is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program. The RAW Superstar apologized to fans via Twitter for his mistake.
“Sorry y’all. Sometimes we become our own worst enemy,” he wrote on January 17, 2012, the same day as the announcement.
Bourne was first suspended on November 1, 2011 for a drug test failure for Spice, a marijuana substitute. According to sources, his second infraction was ‘for something completely unrelated to the first.’