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Raiders' Terry Campese fined by police

21/09/2009 05:52:12 PM Comments (0)

Canberra say they will not take any further action against five-eighth Terry Campese after an alcohol-related incident last Friday.

The NSW State of Origin representative was arrested by Queanbeyan police on Friday night for failing to move on from a licensed premises and fined $550.

But despite the NRL club saying Campese's actions had brought the club's name into disrepute, Raiders chief executive Don Furner said the fine and a subsequent apology by Campese to police and the owner of the hotel was sufficient punishment.

"Obviously we're disappointed in Terry's actions in failing to move on when told by police and he realises he was in the wrong," Furner said in a statement.

"Terry has apologised to the police and the publican at Walsh's Hotel in Queanbeyan and we believe the fine and his public embarrassment is punishment enough for the incident."

Campese said his reaction was poor and he needed to improve his behaviour in the future.

"I should have moved on when the police told me to and I apologise to them and to the hotel for my actions," Campese said.

"I understand that I have a responsibility to behave appropriately when in public and I apologise for my behaviour on Friday."

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