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Albert Proud sacked by Brisbane Lions

09/02/2011 09:20:16 PM Comments (0)

The Brisbane Lions have sacked Albert Proud after the rookie list player was convicted of assaulting a police officer last month.

Proud was on Tuesday fined $250 and a conviction was recorded after the January 22 incident.

He was informed of the decision by the club during a meeting with Lions officials on Wednesday afternoon.

Lions general manager - Football Operations, Dean Warren said: "The Brisbane Lions will no longer compromise our standards and expectations, as we seek to build a strong culture for the long-term benefit of all players and the club as a whole.

"Whilst Albert was extremely disappointed with the decision, he understood our position."

"We have offered Albert ongoing support to assist in his transition out of an AFL environment which can often be a difficult time for some players."

It had been Proud's seventh time before a court since 2005.

He was previously suspended by the Brisbane Lions in 2009, over a nightclub altercation for which he was found guilty of assault.

Proud had been signed on a rookie list contract this year after being delisted at the end of the 2010 season.

The 22-year-old's axing adds to a difficult pre-season for the Lions after controversial full-forward Brendan Fevola had been cleared of an indecent exposure claim before spending the early hours of New Year's Day in the police watch-house and charged with obstructing police and public nuisance.

It is unclear whether Fevola will play for the Lions again.

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