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Toulon flanker Armitage held by police over fight

January 28, 2015

TOULON, France (AP) — Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage and prop Xavier Chiocci have been arrested to be questioned by police over a fight last month.

Radio station France Bleu Toulon reported that the players were summoned to the police station on Wednesday after attacking a 30-year-old man during an alcohol-fuelled party that followed a win over the Leicester Tigers in the European Cup on Dec. 13.

According to France Bleu, both players told investigators they have no memory of what happened that night. No one at the club was immediately available for comment.

Armitage was voted the European Player of the Year for 2014 after playing a starring role in Toulon’s successful defense of its Heineken Cup title.

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