English cricketer Monty Panesar of the Sussex Sharks was fined after he allegedly urinated on bouncers at a Brighton nightclub after being kicked out of the venue.
Panesar’s club, the Sussex County Cricket Club, declined to comment on the cricketer’s trouble with the law but acknowledged the situation.
“Sussex County Cricket Club can confirm that an incident took place involving Monty Panesar in the early hours of Monday 5th August,” the club said in a statement Wednesday. “The matter is under full investigation and the club will make no further comment at this stage.”
Panesar, 31, of Hove, was partying at the Shooshh club in Brighton when a group of women claimed he was harassing them, leading bouncers to throw the cricketer out of the establishment, according to the Telegraph. That’s when Panesar allegedly went to the promenade above the club and started to urinate on the bouncers below.
The bouncers chased Panesar to a pizzeria, where the 31-year-old was allegedly shouting for help. Bouncers were able to restrain the cricketer and call for police, who fined the athlete 90 pounds.
Panesar, a native of Luton who joind Sussex in 2010, said he was sorry through his spokesman.
"Monty would like to apologize unreservedly for any offense caused,” the spokesman told the Guardian.
Police confirmed the incident to Sky Sports. "A 31-year-old man received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly after being seen urinating in public near the Shooshh Club in King's Road Arches, Brighton, around 4.13am on Monday [5 August],” authorities said in a statement, referring to Panesar.