21 Sep 2008

Lockyer flip flops on a bar tackle

5:57 am on 21 September 2008

The Brisbane Broncos rugby league captain Darren Lockyer has backflipped and admitted tackling a bar manager following the release of new CCTV footage.

Lockyer had initially denied any involvement after ABC TV last week released security footage from the Casablanca bar, in inner-city Brisbane, from September 6.

But new CCTV vision was released on Friday clearly showing the Broncos' leader tackling the venue's bar manager.

After seeing the new vision Lockyer has admitted it was him and apologised for his actions - even though he couldn't remember doing it.

The skipper came under fire just days after three Broncos players were interviewed by Brisbane detectives over the alleged sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman in a Fortitude Valley nightclub toilet last weekend.

Also more Broncos players have been accused of bad behaviour in inner-city Brisbane on the same weekend that Lockyer tackled the bar manager.