Nick Politis fined $20,000

Roosters chairman Nick Politis has been issued with a $20,000 breach notice by the NRL following a barrage of comments he made about the judiciary.

The incident relates to charges against Roosters forward Luke Ricketson who was seeking to have a grade three striking charge downgraded this week.

"The passion of a grand final does not change what has been a basic principle of the NRL and the game over a long period," NRL chief executive David Gallop said today.

"We have a system that allows people a great deal of room in which to express opinions without attacking peoples' integrity.

"There are clear boundaries and clubs know that they will be fined if their representatives cross those boundaries," he said.

Ricketson will miss this Sunday's Grand Final.

The Roosters have five working days in which to answer the breach notice.


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