Crusaders winger Zac Guildford is in trouble again …
The 23-year-old has not been shy of alcohol related issues in the past – he was banned for four games and ordered to undergo alcohol counselling after a naked, drunken rampage in the Cook Islands in November 2011 – and has now admitted his involvement in an incident that occurred after a private house party which is now being investigated by his team and the NZRU.
Guildford also had to apologise for his ‘excessive drinking’ and only narrowly escaped a playing ban at the 2011 World Cup. It is not known whether he will be undergoing alcoholism treatments.
He has voluntarily stood down from the franchise.
‘We and the Crusaders were very disappointed to learn of this incident. As a result, the NZRU has initiated misconduct proceedings against Zac,’ NZRU chief executive Steve Tew said in a statement.
‘We will be meeting with Zac and his representative in the following week to discuss the matter, and next steps,’ Tew added.