The pillar of the XV of France of rugby Mohamed Haouas was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday in Montpellier for domestic violence, but without continued detention. The court rendered its decision after a brief deliberation, thus sentencing the player to a sentence of one year firm, but adjustable. In the aftermath, ASM Clermont Auvergne, which Mohamed Haouas was to join next season, announced that he was breaking his contract with the international pillar for the next three seasons.
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The charges against Mohamed Haouas, which he has acknowledged, are unacceptable. Beyond the ethics advocated by our sport and as recalled by the Minister Delegate Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, they are totally incompatible with the respect and values taught and cultivated within the ASM, from the rugby school to the professional team, "said the ASM in a statement.
And the Auvergne club adds: "By his behavior Mohamed Haouas puts himself in total opposition to our identity and our convictions, and in the state of the elements we have, he will not be able to wear, on the field, the colors of our club.»
Haouas had recently visited the ASM facilities and he already had a vehicle in the colors of the Jaunards. Before the conviction of his client, the lawyer Me Gallix feared the worst: "What is terrible is that I have the impression that today (Tuesday), if he is sentenced severely, it is a little over. He will struggle to bounce back, the Top 14 clubs will not take him back.»