Harley Bennell Hit With Significant Fine

'Not met our expected standards.'

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Harley Bennell has been hit with a significant fine and forced to train away from the club after a nightclub incident on Sunday.

Bennell was fined $15,000, $5,000 of which was suspended, and ordered to train away from the rest of the club for two months.

He has also been ordered to undergo counselling.

Channel 7 revealed vision on Monday of a Fremantle player being involved in a scuffle in a Perth nightclub on Sunday night.

“Harley has not met our expected standards and also those of an elite AFL player,” Fremantle general manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

“In this instance, he consumed an excessive amount of alcohol the day before a training session.

“In addition to a $15,000 fine, Harley will not train at the club for the next eight weeks and also continue ongoing counselling to assist him with making better decisions in off-field situations.

“Harley will train with Peel during that period and will also be required to undertake and complete a separate training program set by our strength and conditioning staff.

“Whilst we have set an eight-week time frame for when Harley can return to the club and train with his team mates, ultimately that will be determined by Harley’s future actions, how he responds to the measures we have put in place and whether he can consistently meet and display the standards expected by the club and the playing group.”