PARIS (Reuters) - French rugby player Mohamed Haouas was placed in police custody for alleged domestic violence in the southern town of Montpellier, sport daily L'Equipe reported on Saturday.
A police source confirmed that a rugby player had been placed in police custody in Montpellier, but didn't confirm the name of the person or give any further details.
In a separate case, Haouas, who plays as a prop for the Montpellier rugby team, was tried earlier this month in the city for acts of "aggravated violence" and "destruction of equipment in a meeting" in 2014, for which he apologised saying: "When you're young, you do stupid things".
Judgement is expected on June 30.
He was previously in 2022 given an 18-month suspended prison sentence for robbery, also dating from 2014.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Additional reporting by Kate Entringer; Writing by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by David Holmes)