Multi-million dollar Western Bulldogs recruit Tom Boyd and Zaine Cordy have been suspended indefinitely by the AFL club for an alcohol-fuelled fight.
Boyd, who joined the Bulldogs on a seven-year $7 million contract from GWS, was also fined $5000 and must undergo counselling.
The Bulldogs issued a statement on Thursday detailing the penalties and said they had accepted the players’ apologies.
“The club is strongly against any form of violent behaviour and is extremely disappointed in the actions of both players, particularly by the actions of Tom,” the Bulldogs said.
“Tom and Zaine have accepted these sanctions, and they have all been implemented.
“Additionally, Tom has volunteered a significant personal contribution of time and money to a not-for-profit organisation focused on the prevention of social violence.
“Tom and Zaine have committed to the club that there will be no repetition of such behaviour and that they will atone to their teammates and the club.”
Boyd and Cordy were reportedly drinking together after a recent VFL match when he accidentally struck his teammate.
Cordy, the son of former Bulldogs player Brian, required medical attention.
Boyd was suspended from the AFL team that faced Geelong two weeks ago and will not play against Sydney at the SCG on Saturday.
The key forward hasn’t played a senior game since round four when he suffered a shoulder injury.