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The Bulldogs controversial policy not to name players fined internally has been given the thumbs up by National Rugby League boss David Gallop.
The club has fined a handful of players for breaching the club?s Code of Conduct during a recent trip to Coffs Harbour and while the fines are among the biggest in Australian sporting history, the players have not been named and will play against the Wests Tigers last weekend.
Earlier this year the Bulldogs failed to name a player who had tested positive to a recreational drug, sighting a privacy agreement the club has with its players.
Gallop told Channel Nine that he is not aware of who has been fined, nor the amount of each individual fine ? and he says he doesn?t want to know, either.
?I wouldn't want information to come to me that couldn't be made public and they've taken legal advice over that,? he said.
"I know that the fines are related to conduct outside the police investigation but I don't know how many players or which players and I don't want information which they're not prepared to make public, that only places us in a difficult situation and I have to assume their legal advice is correct at this stage."
Gallop said it was good to get some finality on the situation and is hoping to move on from the scandal that has rocked rugby league in recent months.