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All Black 'harassed' woman

2011-11-15 11:24

Wellington - All Blacks winger Zac Guildford faced fresh allegation stemming from a drunken binge that ended with him staggering naked and bleeding into a bar then assaulting two people.

Kelly Pick, a triathlete in the small Pacific nation of the Cook Islands, said Guildford also repeatedly made lewd sexual comments and harassed her as she was on a training run along a road on the main island Rarotonga.

"His behaviour was totally inappropriate to the point where I felt unsafe," Pick wrote in a letter published in the Cook Islands News.

"He was obviously highly intoxicated and driving his rental scooter very dangerously and speeding like an idiot.

"I got back from my run totally shaken and angry that someone feels they have the right to harass and leer at other people."

Pick told Radio New Zealand she had lodged a complaint with Cook Islands police about Guildford's behaviour last Thursday.

"(He) can't just continue this kind of behaviour and there be no consequences for him," she said.

Guildford issued an apology over his conduct, saying he was "hugely embarrassed" and would seek help to "sort myself out".

The 22-year-old, who has a history of problems with alcohol, was publicly reprimanded by All Blacks management during the recent rugby World Cup.

He reportedly appeared at a popular Rarotonga bar last Thursday night dripping wet, naked and bleeding from cuts believed to have come from a scooter accident earlier in the day.

The bar's owner, Jack Cooper, told Radio New Zealand Monday that the winger stumbled into the waterfront venue and hit two patrons, one of whom was celebrating his 60th birthday.

AFP

Comments
  • Chris - 2011-11-15 11:34

    Suppose there's not much else in New Zealand to do but drink and play rugby and now that rugby season's over...

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-11-15 14:31

      Yea big brave rugby player

  • Lionel - 2011-11-15 11:35

    Ou Boet,get help,you are gonna see your ass without a mirror if you don't!!!!!!!!

  • Wade - 2011-11-15 11:46

    beer goggles of note!

  • Mark - 2011-11-15 12:02

    What a plonker!!

  • Tinus - 2011-11-15 12:06

    Oh you worm, does it make you feel invincible beating up a 60 year old man. Probably beat up woman as well. Scumbag.

  • Kevin - 2011-11-15 12:39

    Not a lot you ca do in NZ but you can also learn to blow a whistle like Bryce and then you become NZ referee of the year and can wear a t shirt that says I won the World Cup all on my own.

  • Theprodigy - 2011-11-15 13:02

    & the All Black arrogance continues...next Guildford will be made captain of the Brats, remembered along with other NZ heroes like Steve Williams (disgraced NZ ex-caddy) & Bryce Lawrence (disgraced NZ ref of the year)

      John - 2011-11-15 16:57

      ......and of course your lot are all squeky clean....at least the ones that haven't been shot or decided to butcher their countrymen!

      Thomas - 2011-11-15 21:19

      John!! The ones you are talking about are the scum of the earth and always will be, no amount of Christian goodwill or kindness will change them!!!!!!!!!! The ones Theprodogy is talking about are respected figures in thier sport, until their true colours came out!!! Personaly I don't think what the "Caddie" said was that bad or racist.

      John - 2011-11-16 09:31

      Thanks Thomas. Am just a little tired of this arrogance stance. The kid's gone off the track, fair enough, but he's lost his dad at a relatively young age and possibly isn't mature enough to handle the big time, which was evident with the way Henry dealt with him during the WC. Prod's been on a downer ever since SA exited the WC and seems hell bent on using every morsel of scandal involving the AB's as some sort of proof that we were undeserving of the title.

      John - 2011-11-16 14:03

      New Zealand, of course.

  • Adrienne - 2011-11-15 13:07

    Hmmm..... a real class act!

  • Roy - 2011-11-15 14:00

    Sack the clot from the All Blacks. He is another embarressment to the team.

  • Saeed - 2011-11-15 16:03

    Sad sad sad situation

  • clivegoss - 2011-11-16 07:13

    So the sheep story is just that another story ! !

  • Francois - 2011-11-16 12:30

    Lekker chirp vir die rugby veld; Hallo dronkgat!!!!

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