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Ric Flair's daughter pleads guilty to brawl-related charge

Posted January 7, 2009 9:49 a.m. EST

— The daughter of former professional wrestler Ric Flair has pleaded guilty to resisting an officer in connection with a fight last fall involving her father and her boyfriend, authorities said.

Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, 22, was sentenced to 45 days in jail, which was suspended to supervised probation and a $200 fine. A charge of assaulting an officer was dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Neighbors called police on Sept. 5 about a fight at an apartment at 207 Conner Drive in Chapel Hill. The fight was over, but officers followed a trail of blood to Fliehr's apartment.

She told police the men had fought but it was over and things were fine. Officers found Flair, 59, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, on a bed in the back room. The boyfriend was in another part of the apartment.

Flair admitted fighting with the boyfriend, whose name wasn't released, but he didn't want to press charges.

Known for his platinum blond hair, fur-lined robes, "Nature Boy" nickname and signature "Wooooo!" catchphrase, Flair retired last year after a 36-year career, which included wrestling for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

He can still be seen on the scoreboard for the Carolina Hurricanes shooting "Wooooo!" after a Carolina goal is scored.