Arnold Schwarzenegger NOT Pressing Charges

Arnold Schwarzenegger NOT Pressing Charges

Arnold Schwarzenegger was drop kicked in the back at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Standton on Saturday, but the Terminator actor “is not pressing charges.”

We previously reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen in a video being jumped up and drop kicked the superstar from behind, knocking him down. Continue on for more details…

Arnold Schwarzenegger NOT Pressing Charges reports that Schwarzenegger admitted he had no idea what had happened to him until he saw the clip online.

Following the incident, Arnold Schwarzenegger updated his 4.3 million Twitter followers to let them know he won’t be involving the police and said he hopes the unidentified male “gets his life on the right track.”

The 71-year-old star wrote:

Update: A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges. I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track. But I’m moving on and I’d rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa.

Schwarzenegger had used the micro-blogging site to reassure his fans that there was “nothing to worry about” after the video surfaced.

The former Governor of California wrote:

Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat. (sic)

The Hollywood legend also asked his followers not to share the footage and instead support the “hero” young athletes competing at the event, which is named after him.

He added:

Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserves to be famous. They’re on my Snapchat. (sic)

He continued:

We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let’s put this spotlight on them.

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