Three-time premiership participant Brian Lake is ‘embarrassed and horrified’ by his behaviour at Crown On line casino that brought on him to be charged with assault.
Brian Lake, 38, a former Western Bulldogs then Hawthorn star, pleaded responsible to assault in Melbourne Magistrates Courtroom on Friday and was fined $900.
Justice of the Peace Timothy Bourke stated it was a “very low degree assault” that occurred at Southbank on September 26, 2019.
“There isn’t a proof the sufferer suffered a bodily damage,” he stated.
“(Lake) affords no excuse for his actions and accepts duty.”
Lake’s lawyer had advised the court docket Lake was “embarrassed and horrified” by the scenario.
Courtroom paperwork present the nose poke occurred after Lake and a buddy had been ingesting at an occasion.
They determined to go to the on line casino afterwards, the place Lake was allowed in however his buddy was denied entry.
After a dialogue with two guards and a supervisor, Lake shook their palms.
“As he was strolling away, for no cause besides immaturity and frustration, he poked the aspect of the nose of the safety guard who had denied his buddy entry,” court docket paperwork state.
“He didn’t communicate to this particular person once more and continued strolling.”
Mr Bourke stated Lake had younger kids and was “an individual in the neighborhood that some could look as much as”.
The 38-year-old was beforehand convicted of stalking, trespass and property injury in Sunshine Magistrates Courtroom and sentenced in April 2019 to 250 hours of group service and a group corrections order.