Canterbury Bulldogs forward Herman Ese’ese has been stood down from the club after he was charged with drink-driving.
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The promising 20-year-old was charged with mid-range drink-driving in February, but he failed to turn up to his hearing earlier this and was issued with a warrant for his arrest.
Ese’ese turned himself into a Campsie police station on Thursday and remained in police custody until the matter was heard on Thursday afternoon, AAP reported.
He appeared in the Burwood court yesterday afternoon, where he was issued with a $1000 fine and was also suspended from driving for nine months.
Canterbury said they were working with the NRL Integrity Unit following the incident.
“The Bulldogs are working with the NRL Integrity Unit in regards to the matter,” a club statement read.
“The club will offer further comment once all investigations are complete.”
Ese’ese made his NRL debut in the Bulldogs’s 12-point win over the Manly Sea Eagles last Friday.
He has been named on the extended bench for Canterbury’s clash with the Wests Tigers in round eight.