Tennis young gun Bernard Tomic has been arrested after becoming aggressive when asked to turn down the music in his Miami penthouse.
This comes after he was dropped from Australia’s Davis Cup team, set to play today in Darwin, because of his attack on Pat Rafter and officials at Tennis Australia.
The Australian was handcuffed and taken to a police station when he refused to leave his hotel in South Beach.
Tomic, who spent several hours in custody, was charged with resisting arrest and trespassing.
The Miami police report states that Tomic appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and “pointed his finger aggressively towards the hotel security officers and continued to play loud music” when asked to turn it down.
Australian great Pat Rafter spoke to Alan Jones on 2GB and said, “It looks like overnight he has probably hit rock bottom.”
Miami Detective Vivian Thayer said, “Miami Beach is a unique town. People want to come here but sometimes people drink a little bit too much and make bad decisions. They’re both misdemeanours, and unfortunately he will have to come back at a later date to deal with that in the court system.”
Tomic is currently ranked 25 in the world. – Sam Pasfield
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