Team officials yet to make a statement as another scandal hits the Aussie team.
The Australian Commonwealth Games team has been rocked by another headline it doesn’t need after weightlifter Francois Etoundi was arrested and charged with assault of another athlete.
It is the second major incident to hit the team after athletics coach Erich Hollingsworth issued a press release labeling star sprinter Sally Pearson as a bad example.
Etoundi was arrested at 6am on Wednesday morning in Glasgow, capping an eventful week for the Cameroon-born 29-year-old after he claimed his first Commonwealth Games medal by snatching third in the 77kg class on Sunday.
“Around 6am on Wednesday police received a report of a disturbance. A 30-year-old ma (sic) is currently detained,” Police Scotland said in a statement.
Etoundi is due to appear in Glasgow Sheriffs Court on Thursday.
Australian team chef de mission Steve Moneghetti was locked in talks with team officials on varying issues that have rocked the team on Wednesday and will not be available for comment until Thursday morning (Glasgow time).