Lens goalkeeper detained, faces trial for drunken violence

PARIS (AP) — Lens goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez was taken into police custody for suspected drunken violence against a girlfriend, with a newspaper reporting she was found naked, bruised and bloody in a Paris apartment.

Daily Le Parisien reported that the 37-year-old Douchez reeked of alcohol when police detained him early Thursday.

A police official and a judicial official confirmed Douchez’s detention. The judicial official said the victim was Douchez’s girlfriend. Douchez was released from custody Friday afternoon and will be tried on a charge of drunken violence, the official added. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak in detail about the case.

Lens said in a statement that it was aware of the reports but could not comment on events “which, if confirmed, would have taken place in a strictly private setting totally outside of the club.”

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