Hot Rod is a marijuana distributor from Memphis Tennessee who buys from Mags Bennett and her sons.
Hot Rod appears in the episode "Full Commitment". Dickie is making a weed deal with him when Boyd, Arlo, and Devil interrupt the negotiation, stealing all of the money from the sale in the process.
Hot Rod appears in the premiere episode "The Gunfighter". He comes to Harlan to meet with Boyd Crowder's crew in the wake of the death of Mags Bennett. He brings his associates Lee and Aaron with him. Crowder's associates Devil and Arlo Givens have stolen her remaining stock and plan to sell it to Hot Rod. He is disappointed to find that they have stored the crop improperly and ruined it. He gets into an argument with Devil when he refuses to buy it but the situation is diffused by Boyd's girlfriend Ava Crowder.
In "Measures", Hot Rod is called down to Mag's old general store by Dickie. Hot Rod recalls the last meeting that he had with Dickie, he ended up having a gun to his face (referring to the robbery set up by Boyd in the Season 2 episode "Full Commitment"). Dickie proposes getting back his family's $3 million from Limehouse. Hot Rod likes the idea, but Dickie has to locate the cash first because Hot Rod and his boys are heading back to Memphis the next day. Not long after their conversation, Hot Rod and his henchman are busted by Rachel Brooks and Tim Gutterson. The US Marshals. Dickie returns to Rodney with good news: Limehouse hides his money underneath his church. Outside, Gutterson and Brooks listen in on the conversation via Dunham's cell phone. Dickie, in the dark as usual, is shocked when Rodney declares that he has changed his mind and won't be helping Dickie reclaim his money from Limehouse, after all. Dickie then proceeds to insult Dunham via an adage from Mags. Dunham who is enraged at Dickie's insult, says he will let it slide out of respect for Mags. Dunham picks up his cell phone and as he exits the store, tells the listening Deputy Marshals that what they've overhead should be enough for their purposes.
- Boyd Crowder: Supplier
- Ava Crowder: Supplier's girlfriend
- Devil: Supplier's associate
- Arlo Givens: Supplier's associate
- Dickie Bennett: Former Supplier
- Jed Berwind: Former Supplier's associate
- Muscle Boy: Henchman
- "Don't bag the weed wet" ("The Gunfighter")
- "Out of respect for your dead mother, I'm going to let that one slide." (Hot Rod to Dickie after Dickie insults him in "Measures").
- "Go to Hell." (Hot Rod after hanging up with Tim Gutterson in "Measures").
|Season two appearances|
|The Moonshine War||The Life Inside||The I of the Storm||For Blood or Money||Cottonmouth|
|Blaze of Glory||Save My Love||The Spoil||Brother's Keeper||Debts and Accounts|
|Full Commitment||Reckoning||Bloody Harlan|
|Season three appearances|
|The Gunfighter||Cut Ties||Harlan Roulette||The Devil You Know||Thick as Mud|
|When the Guns Come Out||The Man Behind The Curtain||Watching the Detectives||Loose Ends||Guy Walks Into a Bar|