Angry NRL bosses have begun to impose heavy penalties for the Mad Monday scandal, fed alcohol, and the worst players are the hardest hit.
Among those being fined are Adam Ellitot and Asipeli Fine, who received $ 15,000 each after they undressed and danced at the tables of the Harbor View Hotel in Sydney on Monday.
Extreme Marcelo Montoya also faces a heavy fine of $ 10,000 after he was allegedly vomited in public before fainting on the sidewalk.
Bulldogs star Adam Elliott (left) faces a $ 15,000 fine after getting undressed at the Harbor View Hotel in Sydney on Monday. Teammate Marcelo Montoya (right) also faces a heavy fine of $ 10,000 after he was allegedly seen vomiting in public
It is also understood that players run the risk of being accused of public nudity by the police, who are also investigating the matter (Marcelo Montoya appears in the photo)
It is also understood that players are in danger of being accused of public nudity by the police, who are also investigating the matter, The Daily Telegraph reported.
As part of their internal investigations into the fiasco, it is understood that the players were also subjected to drug tests on Tuesday morning at the club's headquarters in Belmore.
Pathology drug verifiers from Laverty, believed to have been hired by the NRL, were seen leaving the Bulldogs headquarters carrying sealed wallets.
The news follows a public reprimand by the sports minister of New South Wales, who condemned the players involved in the antics as a "group of d *** heads".
Only five fans across Australia have filed official complaints about the merrymaking.
The police have not received any official complaints about the behavior of the players, while the NRL has obtained only five of the fans concerned about the damage caused to the reputation of the game.
When the police, the Bulldogs and the NRL initiated the investigations, the Sports Minister of NSW and AFL fan, Stuart Ayres, launched a scathing attack on the players.
& # 39; What a bunch of d *** heads. No respect for themselves, their club or the fans who pay their salary, "said Mr. Ayres, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Some of the stars of the NRL club were photographed naked and vomiting in the street during a late season celebration of drunks at the Harbor View Hotel in Sydney on Monday
Police are reviewing the hotel's CCTV material after attending the scene on Tuesday morning when they learned of potential licensing issues.
Photographs captured by The Daily Telegraph showed a second rower, Adam Elliott, that his genitals were seized by a teammate, while another player was seen standing next to his own vomit.
The CEO of Furious NRL, Todd Greenberg, said the action "no doubt" will be taken against the Bulldogs, claiming that the club's antics left the game before the final.
A disgruntled Greenberg would not speculate on the sanctions, but made it clear that the Bulldogs would be punished after informing the clubs about the label of Mad Monday.
In the image: the hotel balcony where Bulldogs players were seen stripping and dancing on the table
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres (pictured) rated the players involved as a "bunch of d *** heads".
He said the NRL will announce the punishment after receiving the Bulldogs' report on the matter on Wednesday.
"There is no doubt that we will take some action … I am terribly disappointed to even talk about this today," Greenberg said Tuesday.
Greenberg said the behavior had given the game a & # 39; black eye & # 39; before the Melbourne-South Sydney opening match on Friday night.
"We had a detailed discussion (with the clubs on Mad Monday) … so the expectations were very, very clear and the Bulldogs have disappointed today's game," he said.
"I do not have any problem with people celebrating the end of their season as long as they do it with respect." On this occasion, they have made some bad decisions.
"First of all, it's embarrassing for the players, it's embarrassing for their club and it's embarrassing for the game.
"I just do not understand the fascination for footballers who want to take off their clothes … it's idiocy."
Police arrived at the Harbor View Hotel in Sydney on Tuesday morning after seeing the Bulldogs stars stripping and vomiting in the street during their celebrations of Mad Monday.
NRL boss Todd Greenberg (pictured) says that Bulldogs players are "idiots" & # 39; They've disappointed the game & # 39;
Ian Prendergast, CEO of the Rugby League Players Association, agreed, but said he was concerned about the "intrusive nature of the reports."
"While we accept that the players have gotten out of line on this occasion, they have the right to let their hair down at the end of a difficult year," he said in a statement.
"Given the emotion involved in incidents like these, it is important that we all breathe deeply and put things in context, while working in the process in a measured way."
He said the RLPA would monitor the situation to ensure that the players were "fairly treated."
The Bulldogs of Canterbury-Bankstown responded to the photographs on Tuesday morning
End-of-season celebrations were held in a private section of the hotel, but the public was able to listen and watch the parties.
A singing of 'yeah, guys! & # 39; it was heard when Brett Morris and others left the poker machine room, according to the newspaper.
His brother Josh addressed the controversy on Tuesday morning with a post on Instagram, which he titled: "Perception vs. Reality."
The publication, which has since been removed, showed an image of Prince William taken from two different angles.
In one, the Prince seemed to hold three fingers in the air, while in the other, he seemed to turn the bird towards the crowd.
Josh Morris (left) posted a photo of Prince Harry on Tuesday, suggesting that the images of his teammates were taken out of context
Josh Morris shared this Instagram post, which he titled: "Perception vs. Reality". Since then it has been removed
The Bulldogs responded on Tuesday morning and said the photos were a "bad look for the game."
"As for the images of the team meeting on Monday, the club accepts that they were unacceptable and a poor reflection on the people involved and the club," the Bulldogs said in a statement.
"The players are aware of their responsibilities and the required standards when they represented the club and yesterday's behavior was unacceptable and had a bad appearance for the game.
"The club will now work with all interested parties to gather information and fully review what happened yesterday." The club is also working closely with the NRL regarding the determination of next steps in this review.
Adam Elliott of the Bulldogs passes during the 23rd round NRL game against the New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium last month
Dozens of fans of the rugby league took to social networks to defend the players.
Scores of NRL fans took to social networks to defend players
"The blokes go outdoors at the end of the work year, it happens all over the world," wrote one fan.
"The fact that these guys have to control their use over the past eight months means that it's going to affect them more than most, and it does. Give the poor a break.
It is not the first time that Mad Monday drinks have gone badly for the club after some attendees were registered who allegedly made sexist comments to a journalist during the post-season celebrations at Belmore Oval in 2012.
Next, the NRL recommended that Canterbury make a charitable contribution of $ 30,000 from the pockets of the players.
The Bulldogs said two of the three derogatory comments were directed at English forward James Graham and not the journalist.
The team that ranked 12th this season was one point lower than last year, when coach Des Hasler was fired despite having more than two years left on his contract.
Players begin training off-season on November 1 with the goal of avoiding a third consecutive absence for the first time in more than 50 years.
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS & WILD MAD MONDAY CELEBRATIONS: A CHRONOLOGY
Monday at 1 p.m. Players and officials arrive at The Harbor View Hotel in The Rocks, Sydney.
2pm: Canterbury stars, including Lachlan Lewis, Adam Elliott and Brett Morris, are seen dancing and drinking beer in a cordoned-off section of the hotel.
4-5 p.m .: Elliott and others are seen undressing and dancing on the tables to the sound of Neil Diamond.
Bulldogs coach Dean Pay is approached by brothers Brett and Josh Morris.
A singing of 'yeah, guys! & # 39; it is heard when Brett Morris and others leave the poker room.
About 7pm: Lewis, 22, appears in the photo being helped in an Uber by two other revelers.
Tuesday, around 8.30 a.m. The police arrive at the pub after learning of the "possible license problems".
10:00 a.m. The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respond to the photographs, describing them as "unacceptable".