French rugby federation investigates players over drinking

PARIS (AP) The French rugby federation has opened an investigation that could lead to further sanctions for the national team players who allegedly went out drinking on Sunday after losing to hosts Scotland in the Six Nations tournament.

The federation said in a statement on Wednesday that the inquiry has been ordered by its president, Bernard Laporte.France coach Jacques Brunel had already excluded the players from his Six Nations squad because they ”did not respect their international player status and the duties resulting from it.”Article continues below ...Insisting that their behavior ”seriously damaged the image of France...