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All Blacks star with checkered past discovers fate after ‘being found guilty of domestic violence’

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Byron Kelleher receives suspended sentence for domestic violence
  • Byron Kelleher has been found guilty of domestic violence
  • Reports claim he was given a suspended sentence in France
  • Kelleher has a series of minor crimes in France

Former All Black Byron Kelleher has reportedly been found guilty of domestic violence in a Paris court.

French media report that he received a six-month suspended prison sentence for attacking his ex-partner after she returned to France to see their son.

According to AFP, Kelleher, who played 57 international matches for his country, must pay a fine of $1,641 and $1,276 to his victim.

The former scrum-half denied the assault, but the AFP trial report said the court heard Kelleher attacked the woman while she was under the influence of alcohol. She claimed he had dragged her down a hallway by her hair.

Byron Kelleher receives suspended sentence for domestic violence

The former All Blacks scrum-half has a long list of fouls in France

The former All Blacks scrum-half has a long list of fouls in France

Kelleher has a checkered past and in 2017 was found guilty of domestic violence after being accused of damaging the front door of his property while drunk, before attacking his then partner.

His lawyer described the incident as a “lover’s quarrel,” but the prosecutor said “the violence was not colossal, but strongly present,” and fined him $274.

He got into trouble in 2009 after being involved in a fight following a drink-driving collision in Toulouse, while he was also arrested four years later in Bordeaux for drink-driving.

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