NRL waives De Belin’s court cost.
ARLC chairman Peter Beattie claimed that showed the league had genuine care for its players, with the ruling also leaving them in no doubt to the repercussions for any incidents.
“We’re not a heartless mob of bastards, let’s be frank about this,” Beattie said afterwards.
"We are compassionate about our players, they are central to the future of the game.
"We thought it was in the interest of rugby league to move on. We drew a line under the court costs, they are over.
"And the no-fault rule is in cement. We can move on. We can focus on what’s important, the finals and the grand final.
If this was a Wests Tigers player it would have been deducted from our Salary Cap next season.