TV star in Byron brawl
COVERED in blood, Rex Hunt stumbled on to Jonson Street towards me.
It was Friday night in Byron Bay.
I didn't immediately recognise the bleeding man as the former AFL footballer and TV personality, but asked with concern if he was okay.
"Yes, I'm alright," he said, a cut on the top of his head wet with fresh blood.
Blood also ran down the fishing guru's face and his shirt was thick with it.
With a fierce look on his face he hurried past. A woman trying desperately to catch him followed behind.
He de-activated the alarm to a silver Audi and climbed into the driver's seat. The woman got in the passenger seat and they drove out of the car park.
"That was Rex Hunt," my partner informed me.
We heard a commotion and cut through the Mad Dog Centre arcade to investigate.
Up to a dozen police officers were directing cars and people and questioning bystanders at the top end of Jonson Street.
The street felt frantic. A group of teenage boys was arguing over how to get