Posted: 14 January, 2013
by Triple M Footy
Hawthorn Star Locked Up
Brian Lake was arrested leaving a pub for being intoxicated in a public.
Brian and Shannon Lake at the 2012 Brownlow. (Photo: AFL Media)
Hawthorn's Brian Lake fronted the media on Monday afternoon to talk about his drunken arrest on Saturday night.
Head of coaching and development Chris Fagan said a suspension or fine wasn't considered after considering all the facts.
"I'm here to apologise to everyone involved at the football club, my family and the fans," Lake said.
"From here I want to move on and gain respect. It was a very embarrassing incident."
Star Hawthorn recruit Brian Lake faces the prospect of sanctions from his new AFL club before even pulling on a Hawks jersey after a night out ended with him spending four hours in jail.
Lake was leaving a pub with his wife in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula at about 10pm on Saturday when police arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place.
He was fined $563 and on Monday the 30-year-old defender has been ordered to explain his conduct to teammates.
"The club considers Lake's conduct to be unprofessional and he will be required to address the leadership group," the Hawks said in a statement on Sunday.
Lake was traded to Hawthorn at the end of last season after playing 197 games with the Western Bulldogs that included All-Australian selection in 2009.
HAWTHORN FC ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
Hawthorn player Brian Lake has been issued with an infringement notice for being intoxicated in a public place at approximately 10pm on Saturday night.
He was at a hotel in Sorrento with his wife and friends, and was in the process of leaving the venue with his wife.
The Club considers Lake’s conduct to be unprofessional and he will be required to address the Leadership group on tomorrow.