Harlequins defend under-fire Care
March 5, 2012
Danny Care has found himself in the media spotlight once again © Getty Images
Harlequins have released a statement defending Danny Care after his latest brush with the law.
The England scrum-half was arrested at the weekend for the third drink-related incident in as many months. Harlequins have fined the scrum-half in the past and the 25-year-old has also found himself exiled from the current England squad.
But rather than throwing the book at Care after his latest indiscretion, Harlequins have released a statement defending the scrum-half. Care met with boss Conor O'Shea on Monday and the statement read: "After last Friday evening's match at Newcastle, our players were given a week off and Danny went to spend a few days with his parents at their home in Leeds.
"On Saturday evening, he went out with some friends in the city and took a taxi home. He was caught short and stopped the taxi to relieve himself.
"The situation Danny finds himself in is unfortunate and is one that could and should have been avoided. We have no intention of doing anything other than supporting Danny and continuing to work with him so he understands his position and the decisions he makes."
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