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Toulon’s Armitage released from custody after alleged fight

January 29, 2015

TOULON, France (AP) — Former England flanker Steffon Armitage was released from custody on Thursday, and has a court date in two weeks on charges of violence.

France Bleu local radio reported Armitage was freed, and will face charges in court on Feb. 10.

Armitage, the European club player of the year last season, and club teammate Xavier Chiocci were questioned by police on Wednesday over an alleged attack on a man during an alcohol-fueled party in a restaurant last month, following a win over Leicester in the European Cup. Both players told investigators they have no memory of what happened that night.

Toulon said Chiocci was released without charge, while Armitage remained in custody overnight.

Toulon will consider disciplinary action pending the outcome of the case.

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