Knights rugby player in ‘melee’ is fined

New signing Sam Pailor pictured during Doncaster Knights first pre-season training session.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2466LM
New signing Sam Pailor pictured during Doncaster Knights first pre-season training session. Picture: Liz Mockler D2466LM
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A DONCASTER Knights rugby player has been fined for being abusive towards a policeman during a town centre ‘melee’.

Sam Pailor admitted being drunk and disorderly on a night out at the Rock-a-hula Tiki Bar, Hall Gate, on March 24.

Police were called about another man’s behaviour but the 23-year-old player got involved when officers tried to arrest one of his friends.

Karen Mann, prosecuting at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court, said: “Officers came across what can only be described as a melee.

“The defendant tried to intervene and stop this person being taken away. Mr Pailor became abusive towards the officers. He was eventually restrained and arrested.”

Pailor said: “I wasn’t aggressive. I’d only had about four pints. I won’t be drinking for the rest of the period here at all. We aren’t doing very well - we have a few games ahead and we need to win them.” He was fined £250, with £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.