Toulon Owner Suggests There Is A Drug Problem In French Rugby
Mourad Boudjellal has suggested there is a cocaine problem in French rugby.
The Toulon owner has revealed that James O’Connor will be suspended by the club following his part in a cocaine arrest along with Racing 92 lock Ali Williams. The duo were arrested and later charged with Williams being done for possession and O’Connor fined for use.
O’Connor’s contract with Toulon comes to an end at the end of the season with Boudjellal confirming that his deal would not be extended.
“When you’re under the influence of alcohol, you rarely shine. For James, I blame it more on distress than stupidity. We’ll look after him. I know there are things to sort out, but it’s not cocaine that will do it for him,” he said.
“He has reopened the debate about his contract extension. We are not going to renew it,”
“We are going to try and manage this season. But I don’t want to overwhelm him.”
The outspoken owner has also suggested that cocaine is very popular among players for certain French clubs.
“It’s only my opinion, but I have the impression that in certain clubs and among many players, coke is very popular,” he said.
“We’ve had the alcohol stage, now we’re at another one. We can’t support that. That needs to stop.”
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