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Randy Orton Posts Instagram Photo After Being Stopped by Patrol Officers

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2014

Former WWE Champion Randy Orton was pulled over Monday by highway patrol officers and decided to share an Instagram photo of the ordeal.   

The image can be seen via his official account.

In the post, Orton claims that he was being stopped for having dark window tint: "Really? Again? You'd think the State Hwy Patrol would have bigger fish to fry then me and my overly tinted windows."

Orton fought for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Sunday night at the Battleground pay-per-view in Tampa, Florida, but was unsuccessful when John Cena pinned Kane to retain the title.

While Orton didn’t specify where he was pulled over, Monday’s Raw is in Miami, roughly 280 miles south of Tampa.

Orton is a 12-time world champion in the WWE. Despite not winning the title on Sunday night, he is still a main event star. As one of the most recognizable figures in the wrestling industry, Orton’s life will always be a focus for many fans and media outlets. It becomes even more of a focus when he posts selfies while being pulled over by the police.

During Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s run as The Authority on WWE programming, Orton has been coined the face of the company. He has remained one of the top heels in the WWE over the last year and has successfully stayed around the main event scene since winning the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2013.

In December, Orton unified the WWE title and World Heavyweight Championship in a ladder match against Cena at TLC. He finally dropped the title at WrestleMania 30 to Daniel Bryan.

While Orton spent time with Evolution looking to take down The Shield, he once again turned his attention to the world title when it was put on the line at Money in the Bank 2014. He has now been unsuccessful in his last two attempts to win the belt.

It remains to be seen if Orton will face any repercussions for his decision to post this incident and image on Instagram. Until that information becomes clear, he'll continue to steal the spotlight in the WWE every week.

 

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