Former All Black Ali Williams talks cocaine arrest: 'I made a big mistake and I'm sorry'

Publish Date
Thursday, 2 March 2017, 8:19AM
Photo / NZH

Photo / NZH

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has spoken for the first time following his cocaine arrest in France over the weekend.

Williams was charged with buying cocaine and former Australian international James O'Connor with possession of the drug after French police arrested the pair outside a Paris nightclub on Sunday.

"I made a big mistake and I'm sorry. I feel I've let down our beloved rugby community. I will face the consequences. Thanks 4 all the support," Williams said on his Twitter account this morning.

The former All Black has been suspended by Paris club Racing 92.

France correspondent Catherine Field told Newstalk ZB that French media reported Williams has made a plea bargain and will appear before a judge and a prosecutor later this week in a closed court.

- Newstalk ZB