Hogan Family Blasted For Lack Of Remorse
LATEST: Wrestling star Hulk Hogan and his family have been chastised by the parents of the teenager left critically injured by their son NICK's 2007 car crash.
Nick Bollea, 17, is currently serving an eight-month prison sentence at Florida's Pinellas County Jail, after pleading no contest to felony reckless driving following a horrific car crash in Clearwater, Florida - which has left his friend John Graziano brain damaged.
But Graziano's parents Ed and Debra are furious at the teenager's lack of remorse, after hearing Nick discuss plans to win an early release from jail in taped telephone conversations that were leaked online at the weekend (23-25May08).
On the tapes, obtained by website TMZ.com, Bollea can be heard telling his dad that he wants to turn up for a court hearing "in my jumpsuit, for the sympathetic factor".
A statement released by the Grazianos via their lawyers reads: "These tapes clearly show what the Bolleas said in court was calculated to give the Court the impression that Nick deserved a break. It was a true Academy Award performance. They (the Bollea family) spoke of their love for John and they expressed how sorry they were, but their true feelings have now been revealed in the tapes..."
The Grazianos also blast the Bolleas for trying to cash in on their grief - by turning Nick's prison stint into a money-spinning reality TV show.
They add: "Nick Bollea and Terry Bollea are already planning a new reality show. Cameras are set to film Nick Bollea as he is released from jail and while he serves his probation."
Ed Graziano goes on to say: "The reason he (Nick) was put in jail is to think about what he did to my son. (But) that's the last thought on his mind."