Following shocking photos of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs players exposing themselves and vomiting in public during a ‘Mad Monday’ drinking session, the NRL has announced a massive fine for the embattled club.
It’s been announced that the club has been given a breach notice proposing a fine of $250,000.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said: “The club organised the event and failed to implement the most basic of measures to ensure it was conducted in an appropriate way,”
“The club’s failure to manage the event followed specific directives to all clubs to ensure these type of events do not damage our game.
“The players’ behaviour embarrassed themselves, their club and the game on the eve of the Finals Series.”
“The actions of some players and officials was inexcusable and we are determined to send a message that it will not be tolerated on this occasion – or in the future,” Greenberg said.
“There has been a real improvement in player behaviour this year – and we should all acknowledge that.
“But to have this kind of incident on the eve of our finals is more than disappointing and there has to be a deterrent to ensure we have no repeat of this behaviour.”
Canterbury have called a media conference for 4pm (AEST) Thursday to respond to the proposed fine.