De Villiers: Watsons laugh it off

2008-09-09 00:00

Cape Town — The Watson family have “rejected with contempt” a report that Luke Watson is the player supposedly blackmailing Springbok coach Peter de Villiers with an alleged sex video.

“I laughed when I heard it. We reject it with contempt, but it is what you can expect from certain media,” Luke’s father, Cheeky, said yesterday about a report in a tabloid newspaper.

He added his son would not speak about the matter.

The SA Rugby Union (Saru) denied as early as Saturday that any blackmail is involved. What has been mentioned is that while a Saru employee did approach De Villiers with information last month, an investigation could turn up no facts whatsoever to confirm that information.

Former Springbok media spokesman Chris Hewitt is currently suspended, awaiting a disciplinary hearing. He could not be contacted.

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