Toby Greene has escaped a conviction for his part in a Melbourne pub brawl.
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Greater Western Sydney Giants youngster Toby Greene has escaped conviction but has been fined $2500 for his involvement in a Melbourne pub brawl.
Greene pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful assault and was hit with a sanction in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
The 21-year-old said he had let the club down and accepted responsibility for the incident.
“I accept the penalty handed down by the court today and I am very sorry for the distress my actions have caused,” Greene said in a statement.
“I also accepted the five match suspension and $5000 fine imposed by the club’s board on the recommendation of the leadership group in May.
“I acknowledge that I let myself, family, friends and teammates down. I have learned a lot about my responsibilities as a citizen and to my club.
“I now look forward to returning to training and continuing to make a contribution to the club and the community both on and off the field.”
Giants football manager Graeme Allan said there would be no further sanctions dished out by the club.
“The club took a strong position when it dealt with this matter earlier this year,” he said.
Toby has accepted responsibility for his actions and we are confident he has emerged from this experience a better person.”