James Dalton, a former Springbok hooker, was filmed as he got involved in a fight with a security guard outside a restaurant in Cape Town. The video shows security trying to restrain the retired rugby player.
James Dalton, former hooker for the Springboks, has been caught on camera getting into a brawl with a security guard outside a restaurant in Sea Point, Cape Town.
The footage was recorded by an onlooker using a phone and shows Dalton as security guards try to restrain him.
The ex-rugby player also gets into it with a patron before Dalton and a security guard can be seen falling to the ground.
News24 reports that eyewitnesses claim the dispute between Dalton and the patron started inside the restaurant and they took it outside.
This is apparently the second similar incident at the same place in two weeks.
For now, Dalton has not commented on the matter, Briefly.co.za gathered, but he has been quoted by News24 as saying:
"It's over, it's done, it's nothing, it's all sorted. You can verify that. It's a storm in a teacup. There's no story but you guys like to embarrass celebrities even after they are dead. It's nothing. It's done."
A report by TimesLIVE indicates that it has been alleged that a security guard was bitten in the face during the incident.
The former rugby player seems to have a history of violence and having a short temper.
According to an earlier report (also by TimesLIVE), Dalton was arrested in 2017 for fleeing a car accident. Even earlier, the 47-year-old was cleared of attempted murder charges when he allegedly tried to drown his wife in a bathtub.
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