Elton Janjties: Troubled Springbok Flyhalf Books Himself Into Drug Rehabilitation Centre
- The embattled Springbok fly-half Elton Jantjies is making it a point of lifting himself off the canvas
- Jantjies has booked himself into a drug rehabilitation centre as his road to redemption continues
- He had been at the centre of an infidelity furore not long ago allegedly involving team dietician Zeenat Simjee
Springbok fly-half Elton Jantjies is intent on righting the ship.
He has booked himself into a drug rehabilitation facility amid the back end of the scandal that allegedly involves him and Springboks team dietician Zeenat Simjee.
According to the South African Rugby Magazine via News24 said a few days ago after his omission from the team's tour of Europe:
“Given the wide reporting regarding my omission from the Springbok squad and clarification from the coaching staff that I was not up for selection for the November tour, I would like to place it on record that I fully understand and support the decision.
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Sunday Afrikaans newspaper Rapport stated that the facility was in Hout Bay.
He told that publication:
“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I have continued training and am mentally and physically in a good space."
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It never seems to rain but pour for the Springboks.
Amid the furore of the alleged affair between disgraced flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee, another scandal has been associated with the team.
The South African Rugby Magazine ran an explosive article today stating that Rapport would publish a story tomorrow in which hard drug use was prevalent among some of the players. It also stated that the South African Rugby Union is seeking a legal interdict to stop the story from being published.
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Meanwhile, Jantjies has since released a statement about his off-field shenanigans that read:
“I am aware that newspaper articles about my recent behaviour caused a lot of disappointment, distress, and anger to many people, and I apologise unreservedly to everybody I hurt or disappointed, my teammates, the Springbok management team, and SA Rugby. I also want to apologise to the management and squad of my club in Japan, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes."