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Players facing stiffer financial penalties

Posted By: Raidercast
February 11, 2021, 05:33:20 PM
Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsburgh are facing stiff financial sanctions by the NRL following their off-season drink-driving misdemeanours, with ARLC boss Peter V'Landys keen to increase fines dished out to players breaking the law. And Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has revealed the pair have both dropped out of his best 17, and will have to earn back their spots in the NRL after they front the ACT Magistrates Court for separate hearings. Speaking in Canberra on Thursday in the wake of a maximum $50,000 fine handed to Broncos star Payne Haas for intimidating two police officers, V'Landys said he would seek to increase the maximum financial sanction the NRL can impose on a player. "I think the $50,000 limit at the moment is too small, you need deterrent levels and there's no greater deterrent levels to a player than hitting him in the hip pocket," V'Landys said. "We'll certainly be looking at increasing the 50,000 to a much greater penalty to act as a deterrent.

More: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7123364/players-facing-stiffer-financial-penalties/?cs=14239


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