In an interview with L’Equipe, Mohamed Haouas returned to the case dating back to January 1, 2014. The MHR player is being prosecuted for “aggravated violence” and “destruction of the property of others committed in a meeting”. After being absent at the previous trial, he assured that he is “not hiding” and that he will be present in court next May.
“They have smeared my image and made me pass for a thug and a criminal”. This is why Mohamed Haouas spoke. The pillar 15 selections with the XV of France therefore wanted to restore the truth by delivering his version of the facts on the case for which he will be tried next May. The Montpellier player is being prosecuted for “aggravated violence” and “destruction of the property of others committed in a meeting”.
A story that dates back to 2014. After an evening in honor of the New Year, Mohamed Haouas and his friends went to a bakery to eat. It was in front of this same bakery that everything degenerated. “A big beefy from the night world” would have hit the future ASM player because of a “little confusion” mixing his daughter with another person, but who would not be the rugby player.
“I wanted to run into him”
The international law pillar therefore wanted to respond. “I wanted to run into him,” he said. Except that the opponent of the day of Mohamed Haouas would have taken out a pistol and fired several times. The rugby player would therefore have hidden in the bakery before the police arrived. “The guy wanted to kill me,” said the resident of the MHR.
Mohamed Haouas did not show up for the trial scheduled for Friday, January 13. “Basically, I wanted to appear at the trial. But my lawyer told me no”, he explained before providing a sporting excuse: “The Montpellier club needed me since there was three players injured in my position. I had to be there for this game (against the Ospreys). On the day of the trial, we had practice.
But the Montpellier resident ensures that he will be present on May 12, the date of the postponement of his trial. “I’m not hiding,” he assured. Now married and father of a family (a 5-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter), Mohamed Haouas certifies that he has changed and wants to turn the page on this not very glorious year 2014. “I would have preferred to be judged before. Since 2014, I I had no more stories,” he said.