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Friday, October 12, 2007

Doug Howlett apologises

After Doug Howlett's alcohol fuelled rampage on Tuesday, he will now have to face a misconduct hearing before he can appear for his new Irish club Munster.

The incident occured outside the teams hotel in London and involved him damaging two cars.

Reports yesterday quoted an unnamed hotel staff member who said:
“There were about five to seven players drinking in the bar.

They looked as if they were pretty down in the dumps after they lost and they ran up a £12500 bar bill over several hours.

“It wasn’t just them, it was other members of the squad as well and it included food.

“They were behaving themselves while they were in the bar, but then for some reason, a couple of them decided to go outside and that was where it all kicked off.

“I heard they were bouncing up and down on several cars parked just outside the hotel and that was when we phoned the police.”

Howlett was arrested and released on bail.

He must report back to British police later this month and could be charged with causing criminal damage.

The All Black winger is staying in Europe with family for two weeks and took the unusual step of issuing a video apology overnight.

Good on him for being man enough to come forward and apologise.




  • punished by being kicked off the world cup, that's hard enough for a pro player like him I think

    By Anonymous kali, at October 12, 2007 12:43 pm  

  • If they had picked him, the most reliable winger with a cool (playing) head, I reckon they would have stood a better chance of winning. He's probably raging inside for Henry being a tosser

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 1:06 pm  

  • Poor guy. Don't think he'll be able add to his record number of tries in world cups now. He's 30 now isn't he?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 2:39 pm  

  • 29

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 3:59 pm  

  • A very good sign from him, because he is a role model for the (future) rugby players. He knows and understands this, but I can imagine him being a bit frustrated about losing to France and failing to win the Webb Ellis trophy for five times straight.

    By Blogger Sea-Bass, at October 12, 2007 4:25 pm  

  • He's perfect for Munster so.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 4:58 pm  

  • Definately dont agree with kali....if you or i were to get hammered after perhaps a salary decrease at work, and then jump up and down on cars i dont believe the excuse "oh well he just got a salary decrease so thats punishment enough" at the end of the day he did criminal damage.
    Good on him for owning up and due to that im sure the police will be a bit more leniant!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 5:37 pm  

  • If he was jumping on a crappy French designed car, he’s lucky to be alive. Statistics show your more likely be kill in French car than any other!!!!!
    He would have made a lot more money and friends if he had stomped on henrys face.
    Now that’s a headline worth printing.
    How many of you out there haven’t done a little vandalism in your time.
    He’ll be punished by the court enough.
    To judge him as a fan would be hypocritical

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 9:21 pm  

  • 7 guys drink £12,500 worth of piss. Surely that desrves some sort of world cup alone. Im surprised he even had legs that were functioning to jump on the cars.

    By Anonymous ant, at October 12, 2007 10:39 pm  

  • See kids what happens when Krusty tries to self-medicate?

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 13, 2007 2:25 am  

  • Interesting that he doesn't admit to what he did. He simply apologies for "the situation" and "the embarrassment"

    Then again, it's been edited.

    But he does seem contrite, and willing to own up and take personal responsibility for the outcome of his actions. I guess that disqualifies him for being the next AB coach.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 13, 2007 2:28 am  

  • haha! If you can't get drunk and misbehave after losing the world cup, without even getting to play? then when can you??? If a few of us had to apologise for drunken behaviour after games...we'd spend 1/2 our lives apologising!!!

    By Anonymous G-unit., at October 15, 2007 3:07 am  

  • well he should have been selected in the squad then maybe he would've scored a few an they would be in the final an then his drunken actions wouldnt of accured. but i gota tell ya, it doesnt suprise me. he was in england after all an we here in england will kick the shit out of any1 an anythin if we loose(or win)
    he got caught up in our alchohol fumes.lol

    By Blogger teararse, at October 15, 2007 3:05 pm  

  • Bwa ha ha ha - hysterical!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 15, 2007 7:53 pm  

  • He getting warmed up to live in Limerick we are going to love Dougie!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Munster fan, at October 16, 2007 12:11 am  

  • " ant said...

    7 guys drink £12,500 worth of piss. Surely that desrves some sort of world cup alone. Im surprised he even had legs that were functioning to jump on the cars."

    Once again, the media got this one wrong. It was about 12 or 15 guys, and the 12,500 included accommodation , dinner and drinks.

    Anything for a good story though, huh?

    By Anonymous Walnut, at October 18, 2007 6:48 am  

  • Did the 12,500 include (in the words of a Kazakh telejournalist) "hand relief"

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 23, 2007 3:50 pm  

  • Lo banco a muerte

    Larga vida a destruir

    Se dice que howlett fondea muy rapido tmb, es rapido en todo,Mucho bufalo, el y muliania corrian hacian spota contra lauaki y mealamu, fowards tres cuartos

    Muerte al cabe
    Con molinga nunca es try
    Buenas balas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 08, 2009 6:27 am  

  • I do not know why I was very like to play the EVE, so I need eve isk and the eve gold , do you know the eve online isk.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 18, 2009 7:19 am  

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