O'Connor suspended by Toulon after cocaine arrest

AP
By Associated Press, 01 March 2017

TOULON, France (AP) — Former Wallabies back James O'Connor has been suspended by his club Toulon after he was arrested last weekend in Paris for a drug offence.

The 26-year-old O'Connor and former All Blacks lock Ali Williams spent more than 24 hours in custody after they were arrested outside a nightclub for buying cocaine in the early hours of Saturday.

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O'Connor was fined for cocaine use by the Paris prosecutor's office on Sunday.

He met with Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal on Tuesday and was suspended as a precautionary measure before another meeting "within eight days," Toulon said.

Williams admitted to buying the equivalent of 2.4 grams of the drug, and faces a hearing with the prosecutor's office.

The 2011 Rugby World Cup winner has been suspended by his Racing 92 club.

AP
By Associated Press, 01 March 2017

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