Street Outlaws Chief In Rehab

The core directive of Street Outlaws is (as many fans know) to race and build really impressive cars. However, when the motors arent humming, lots of other stuff goes on between the shows stars — including friendships, fights, and all the trimmings of a true reality drama. Article continues below advertisement

One reported altercation between two of the biggest Street Outlaws stars, Big Chief and Precious, now has viewers speculating that the fight might have had something to do with Big Chief not returning to the show. Did his feud with Precious provoke Big Chiefs exit? Heres what we know.

6 Ronnie Pollard Got Into Trouble

Ronnie Pollard had only appeared a handful of times on Street Outlaws before committing a crime that suddenly propelled him into stardom. In 2015, Pollard was apprehended for his role in a gigantic theft ring, a crime that involved at least three other men and the criminal underworld. The crime resulted in the theft of two highly expensive engines worth around $500,000. Charlie Buck, owner of the engines in question, called out the shows producers for not conducting proper background checks, claiming, “The Discovery Channel should have done a little better job checking people out, It’s just hard to believe that somebody like that’s been on TV, and then they break in and steal stuff from you.”

12 Cars Are Constantly Boosted

Sadly, the show attracts a lot of negative criticism, mostly due to the content of the show as well as the dodgy off-screen activities. Yes, it might receive a large amount of praise from car lovers all over the world, but it still has its fair share of enemies. For instance, a number of big names involved in the car industry regularly announce their disgust for the show. Furthermore, the show has been blamed for contributing to rising crime levels, especially in the areas where they race. Over the years, several cars have been lifted in order to compete, only to be ditched by the side of the road.

20 Drivers Regularly Lose Their Licenses

Street Outlaws has done wonders for those involved, with the drivers each attracting fans all over the world. However, there is also a downside to the popularity. Thats right, although everything on the show is legal, it can still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of the authorities. Yes, the police are said to be suspicious of the shows activities and often keep a watchful eye over those who participate in the street races. Sadly, this has also resulted in a lot of drivers losing their licenses. In fact, in 2015, the National Hot Rod Association (more on them later) threatened several drivers with the loss of their racing licenses if they were to appear on the show.


Did Reaper from Street Outlaws pass away?

It appears as though the real reason why Big Chief is not on Street Outlaws has to do with production company rules, and he seemed to specifically take issue with the company’s “race your way in” policy. This policy dictates that the winners of select preseason races would then be tapped to take part in Street Outlaws.

What is Big Chief doing now?

Ellis passed away at his Oklahoma home on Wednesday Sept. 9, an obituary from a Kentucky funeral home confirms. TMZ reported that the TV mechanic died of an apparent heroin overdose. The Discovery car savant was born on November 7, 1980 in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

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