Nick Hogan

Nick Hogan

Son of Hulk Hogan, wrestling and film star
Country: USA

  1. Nick Hogan - Biography
  2. Drifting Career
  3. Accidents and Legal Troubles

Nick Hogan - Biography

Nick Hogan, born Nicholas Allan Bollea on July 27, 1990, is the son of Hulk Hogan, a wrestling and movie star, and Linda Hogan. He also has an older sister named Brooke. Nick grew up in a family of celebrities, but he developed a passion for high-speed racing and street racing competitions.

Nick Hogan

Drifting Career

In 2006, Nick Hogan obtained a license to participate in the "Formula D" (Formula Drift), the only professional drift competition in North America. He actively competed in the "NOPI Drift" series, qualifying tenth in the Denver race and finishing third in Pittsburgh. Nick's participation in the sport attracted sponsors, leading to advertising contracts with companies such as Dodge, Polaroid, Mac Tools, BF Goodrich, and Sparco.

Nick Hogan

Accidents and Legal Troubles

Nick Hogan gained a reputation for his involvement in multiple car accidents. He had a history of speeding violations, some of which he received as a teenager. Despite the fines, Nick continued to disregard traffic laws and boasted about exceeding speed limits, sometimes by three times the allowed limit.

Nick Hogan

On September 17, 2006, Nick Hogan was pulled over twice for speeding while driving from Miami to Tampa. However, his most serious accident occurred on August 26, 2007, during a race with his friend John Graziano. Nick lost control of his Toyota Supra, causing the car to crash into a palm tree in Clearwater, Florida. Both Nick and John sustained severe injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

In the aftermath of the accident, Nick faced charges of reckless driving resulting in serious bodily harm. He potentially faced five years in prison and hefty fines. Additionally, Nick's blood alcohol content was found to be above the legal limit during the incident.

The Graziano family initially expressed hesitation about pursuing legal action, but later decided to file a lawsuit against Nick Hogan to cover John's medical expenses. Nick's defense argued that the accident was not solely due to speeding and emphasized that John's injuries resulted from his failure to wear a seatbelt.

Ultimately, Nick Hogan was sentenced to eight months of imprisonment, five years of probation, 500 hours of community service, and a three-year suspension of his driver's license. Despite the turmoil, the Hogan family had already experienced a fracture in their relationships long before the accident. Linda Hogan, Nick's mother, urged for his personal life to be left alone. Nick served 166 days of his sentence and was released for good behavior, without any apparent intervention from his parents.