The England fly-half was arrested while on a trip with his new club, Gloucester
Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to nightclub assault in Jersey
England’s Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest after a late-night incident at a Jersey nightclub.
He has been fined £500 for assaulting a doorman and then £1,500 for resisting arrest. Finally, he has been ordered to pay £250 in compensation to a female police officer who suffered bruising during the incident.
Cipriani later tweeted out his response to the decision and an apology, saying he was “mortified” by his actions.
Gloucester’s new star signing was arrested at the venue in St Helier in the early hours of Wednesday. The 30-year old fly-half appeared at Jersey Magistrates’ Court on earlier today.
Three other charges of larceny, assault on police and being disorderly on licensed premises were dropped.
Gloucester Rugby said in a statement that they were “very aware of an incident involving Danny Cipriani in the early hours of Wednesday morning following an incident at a St Helier nightclub.”
His new club will make a further announcement on the situation in “due course.”
Cipriani was in Jersey with his Gloucester team-mates as part of their pre-season preparations. The fly-half had moved to the club over the summer, having left Wasps for the second time in his career.
Cipriani had earned a recall to Eddie Jones’s England squad, touring South Africa in June. It had been three years since his last appearance for his country, but he had impressed with his performances on the trip.
Gloucester are set to kick off the new Gallagher Premiership season at home, facing Northampton Saints on Saturday 1 September.