Emotional Billy Vunipola admits that Majorca arrest due to ‘not knowing when to stop’

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Billy Vunipola insists he has a problem “knowing when to stop” .

Billy Vunipola insists he has a problem "knowing when to stop."

Saracens and England number eight Billy Vunipola has admitted he has a problem “knowing when to stop” as he opened up on the circumstances surrounding his recent drunken arrest in Majorca.

The 31-year-old was fined 240 euros (£205) following an express trial for resisting the law after he refused to leave a bar in Palma during the early hours of Sunday morning.

First drink since 2022

An emotional Vunipola revealed that it was the first time he drank alcohol since August 2022 as he anticipated it would be his final team-bonding trip with Saracens due to his impending departure from the Premiership champions this summer.

“My issue is just not knowing when to stop and that’s probably why I stopped drinking for so long,” he told the Daily Mail. “I’ve never really been a casual drinker. If I drink, I get to a place where I probably forget what I did.

“That’s the reason why I had stopped and the reason why I had a drink last weekend was because it was my last ever trip with the boys and I wanted to really enjoy it. But obviously I went too far.

“I’ve been at the club for 11 years and I do silly things all the time, but they always seem to forgive me and accept me for who I am.

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“I think that’s because they know that these things are in my personality, to kick out and rebel.”

He is adamant he does not recall security asking him to leave ‘Epic’ bar after he took off his top, which resulted in the police being called, and denied that he threatened fellow revellers.

Vunipola added that a minor injury sustained by one of the police officers happened accidentally as he battled while a zip tie was being placed around his hands.

Unaffected by first taser

Remarkably, video footage shows the England star standing unaffected after he was tasered the first time before succumbing to a second shot.

“I’ve got two marks on me. Someone told me those with more muscle get more affected by taser than those with a little bit more bedding! I guess I was lucky I had a bit more belly because I didn’t feel it as much!” he said.

“Even when I was on the ground, they were shocked that I still had the energy to fight them – well, not fight them, resist them, which is what I got done for.”

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