The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have today sanctioned Jacob Loko for breaching the club’s Code of Conduct during an altercation on Saturday, 21 March.
These sanctions include:
· 150 hours of community service
· Total alcohol ban with random alcohol and drug testing option for the club at any time
· Compulsory continuation of counselling and education programme
· Four game suspension (with matches already served, Loko will be available for selection in Round 8)
· $10,000 fine with $2,500 suspended
· Immediate termination for any future breaches of the Club Code of Conduct
“This punishment is intended to reflect the seriousness of Jacob’s misconduct and the fact that he is a young athlete genuinely in need of help,” said Chief Executive Raelene Castle.
“The Bulldogs believe that 150 hours of Community Service adds significantly more value to society and Jacob’s personal development, than terminating his contract.
“This course of action was determined in consultation with the NRL Integrity Unit and gives Jacob the perspective he needs to work on behavioural issues.”