16 November, 2014. 12:22
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected]
BETOOTA’S PRODIGAL SON has been arrested in Paris following the Wallabies 29-26 loss to France yesterday.
Former Wallaby and Betoota boy Jason Little, says he didn’t do anything wrong and the French police “have no sense of humor”.
Mr Little is traveling as a part of the Wallabies auxiliary team which is tasked with creating and fostering a team environment – a program which was pivotal to the team’s success during Jason’s era.
“I guess the other boys are lucky I was the only one who got caught,” says Mr Little.
“Nobody needs to know what Hoopdog [sic] (Captain Michael Hooper) was up to when I got arrested,”
It is alleged that Mr Little was caught attempting to scale the Statue of Henri IV near Pont Neuf in the French capital in the early hours of the morning.
“It looks like this baldy chestnut mare we had on the station out there when I was growing up,” says Mr Little.
“That mad thing was the first pony I rode time on,”
Prior to his successes on the rugby field and the business boardrooms, Jason Little was a serious contender on the Queensland rodeo circuit.
In 1989, he won the Golden Spur Trophy for the station buckjump – an event where the rider has to crack a whip three times on a bucking bronco in the shortest amount of time.
“I wanted to get a snap for my brother but the French police had other ideas,”
Mr Little was later released without charge but was formally cautioned by the police.
“They don’t want me or any other of the boys to climb statues again,” says Mr Little.
The Wallabies travel to Dublin early next week to take on the Irish outfit in a clash predicted to be one for the highlights reel.
“We’re looking forward to Dublin,” says Mr Little.
“They’re a little more accepting of our local customs.”