O’Connor suspended by Toulon after cocaine arrest
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.
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.