Knights discard fined for nightclub incident

NEWCASTLE Knights discard Albert Kelly has been fined and ordered to finish a rehabilitation program, in response to a drunken incident outside a Newcastle nightclub.

Kelly, 21, was ordered to pay $100 compensation to Fannys of Newcastle for smashing an exterior light in the early hours of April 26.

He was refused entry to the nightclub because he was on the banned patrons list, a statement of facts said.

Kelly hung around the club for two hours before he took off his shirt and smashed the light with his fist.

He pleaded guilty to damaging property and remaining in the vicinity of licensed premises when ordered to leave and was fined $150.

He was also put on a good behaviour bond for a year and ordered to pay Fannys $100.

Kelly was ordered to do the Back On Track program for another six weeks, court documents said.

Kelly was sacked by the Cronulla Sharks this year. He was signed by Central Newcastle before becoming a Knights reserve grader.

His Knights contract was terminated after the Fannys incident.

He returned from injury to the Newcastle Rugby League about three weeks ago.

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