WWE News: Former Tough Enough Star Maven Arrested for "Doctor Shopping"

Agent GreenCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2012

On Monday, April 2, former WWE superstar Maven Huffman was arrested in Florida.

According to TMZ.com, Maven secured multiple prescriptions for Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

Both of these medications are semi-synthetic opioids that are typically used as powerful painkillers.

35-year-old Huffman allegedly went to multiple pharmacies to fill his prescriptions -- in what appears to be a ploy to conceal his activity. In total, cops believe Maven scored more than 1000 pills.

Typically, a patient needs to see his original doctor once his refill privileges have expired. Maven allegedly saw three different doctors. The belief is that Maven did not inform any of the doctors that he already had at least one separate prescription for a controlled substance. He then got them filled at multiple pharmacies.

This practice is known as "doctor shopping." If convicted, Maven could be facing up to five years in prison.

The wrestler first made waves in 2001, when he became the co-winner of the first season of Tough Enough, along with Nidia Guenard. During the first season, Maven outlasted competitors such as Chris Nowinski and Josh Matthews (yes, that Josh Matthews).

While in the WWE, Maven feuded with the likes of Batista and Shelton Benjamin. He is also known for feuding with The Undertaker, who he eliminated during the 2002 Royal Rumble.

Maven is also a three-time WWE Hardcore Champion.

After his WWE release, Maven participated in the sixth season of VH1's The Surreal Life in 2006.