Brisbane Broncos striker Payne Haas has been fined 50Occupied $ 000 and banned from playing three games last month for an incident in which he verbally abused several New South Wales police officers

Haas pleaded guilty, intimidated the police and, on Jan. Having used offensive language in Tweed Heads at Jack Evans Harbor on January 1st

The star of the home state received a two-year good behavior bond in the Tweed Heads District Court earlier this month

Speaking to the media this afternoon, Haas said he regrets his actions and accepts the penalties imposed by the NRL

“I went to the police officers involved and offered them a full apology for my behavior,” he said

“I really appreciate the police who took the time to sit down with me and explain how they felt and how my actions affected them, and that hits me at home”

Haas said he was aware that he had damaged his reputation and that he needed to rebuild his image in the Broncos Club

“I need to win back the trust and respect of my teammates as well as the members and sponsors of our club”

The NRL has announced that it will be reviewing the maximum fines to ensure they are adequately deterring all players

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In a statement, NRL chief Andrew Abdo said the game had no tolerance for players who abuse or intimidate the police

“There is no apology for any form of abuse towards our police force and any player who intimidates the police force will be treated severely

“As part of his sanction, Payne must attend an appropriate educational program and do community service as directed by the NRL

“It is important that our sanctions are twofold – they have to be dissuasive, but also have an element of education and rehabilitation so that players in trouble can learn from their mistakes and become better young men”

Paul White, CEO of Brisbane Broncos, said he was encouraged that Haas took responsibility for his behavior

“We are very disappointed with Payne’s actions and the language he used – it was completely unacceptable,” he said

“But Payne took responsibility from the start and personally apologized to the officials involved

“We are now going to make sure Payne has the support and training he needs to make sure he learns from what happened here

“Mentoring, community service, and time with the police will be central to this process”

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