Aaron Smith gave a tearful statement to the press after being caught up in a public toilet scandal which saw him banned from the New Zealand rugby team.
The All Blacks star was handed a one-match ban after breaching the team’s code of conduct.
He was seen entering a toilet cubicle with a woman at Christchurch Airport shortly before the team got on a flight to Durban for their game against South Africa on Saturday.
Smith then re-emerged 10 minutes later and an eye-witness insisted “there was absolutely no question what the couple were doing in there”, according to the New Zealand Herald.
It’s already a big story given Smith was on international duty at the time, but gets even worse for the half back because he has a partner at home.
After being handed the one-game ban and given permission to return home to sort his personal issues, Smith gave a tearful statement at the airport:
Smith will be hoping he can get back into the All Blacks side when they take on Australia later this month.