Bulldogs' fine for 'Mad Monday' antics halved
The Canterbury Bulldogs' fine for their 'Mad Monday' antics has been halved by the NRL.
The Bulldogs were initially fined a mammoth 250,000 Australian dollars following a post-season function after pictures of players vomiting and removing their clothing were published.
However, the NRL confirmed it has suspended half of that after the Bulldogs acknowledged the breach, apologised and committed to putting measures in place to ensure there is no repeat.
"Under those circumstances, the NRL will suspend half the original fine," an NRL spokesman said.
"However, the suspended part of the fine will be reimposed if there is any material breach of the code of conduct during the next two years.
"This incident should act as a reminder to all clubs and club officials that it is imperative to take extra precautions when organising club-sanctioned events."
Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill said the club had worked on ensuring there would never be a repeat from their players.
He said: "Having worked closely with the NRL in regards to our response to the recent breach notice that was handed down, we feel that as a club we have acted swiftly and decisively to both review the events of the day and to put in place improved procedures to make sure that this does not happen again."