Mad Bulldogs count the cost


Story appeared in: Inner West Times | September 12th, 2018



THE fallout from the Bulldogs 'Mad Monday' antics continues with three players charged by police and a major sponsor withdrawing support to the club.
The police have stepped in after Bulldogs' players were photographed naked at the NRL club's end-of-season function at the Harbour View Hotel in the Rocks.
One player was photographed vomiting in the street.
Police have charged two players, aged 23 and 26, with wilful and obscene exposure. They will appear in Downing Centre court on October 24.
A third player was issued with an infringement notice for offensive conduct.
The controversy has ended one of the NRL's longest sponsorship deals.
Jaycar Electronics, has decided to terminate its sponsorship agreement with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, with the Sydney based company's managing director Gary Johnston saying he couldn't ignore the behaviour.
The Bulldogs have handed down fines to four players and will conduct a review of their team's behaviour after being hit with a $250,000 fine from the NRL.
The club will impose the following sanctions on players: Adam Elliott - $25,000 fine (with $10,000 suspended); Asipeli Fine - $25,000 fine (with $10,000 suspended); Marcelo Montoya - $10,000 fine (with $5,000 suspended); and Zac Woolford - $10,000 fine (with $5,000 suspended).
Bulldogs CEO Andrew Hill said the club was "disappointed" with the extent of the fine from the NRL but described their players' behaviour as unacceptable.



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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 140202 | Viewcount: 155

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