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New Zealand Warriors rugby league player Sione Faumuina has been handed a suspended $20,000 fine by the club after an early morning drunken confrontation with a fan last week.
Faumuina was also ordered to undertake an Alcoholics Anonymous course after drunkenly confronting a Manukau man at a Manukau City automated money machine.
Faumuina initially told club bosses he wasn't drunk, but after an internal investigation the player admitted his guilt and was slapped with the fine.
"Sione has broken a club agreement not to drink again and we want to make sure it doesn't happen again," Warriors general manager Spiro Tsiros told the Sunday Star Times.
"That's why the fine is suspended rather than immediate - it's like a good behaviour bond.
Tsiros said the club's investigation revealed that Faumuina had only broken a promise he made to the club and had not committed a criminal offence.