Paul Gallen will contest a $50,000 fine handed to him by the NRL following an abusive tweet.
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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen says he will fight a $50,000 fine handed to him by the NRL.
Gallen was slugged with the hefty fine for an abusive tweet aimed at NRL administrators, and he told News Corp he would contest the fine.
“It’s unbelievable – I’ve got to fight it,” Gallen said.
“The last time I didn’t fight something (the ASADA ban) I regretted it, I will this time.
“How can they justify it? Blokes get fined $10,000 for an assault. Others have been arrested and not been fined anything.”
Gallen is currently serving a 12-week ASADA-imposed anti-doping ban, and like his Sharks teammates did not fight the supension.
On Sunday, News Corp reported that Gallen was suffering from depression, however the NSW Origin captain refused to comment on the article at a boxing event on Monday.