West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer back in December.
Tomkins pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable, along with being drunk and disorderly in a public place outside the Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood, Essex.
The 25-year-old was also ordered to pay £3,785 court costs, £200 compensation to the police officer and a £120 victim surcharge.
There will be no further fines for the other offences.
Rupert Bowers, defending, had told the court that as a footballer Tomkins gets “a lot a attention, much of it unwanted. They receive training and receive guidance from the FA. Mr Tomkins accepts that on this occasion he let himself down. He will no doubt also be disciplined by his club by way of a financial penalty. He has been extremely stressed about these proceedings, about his reputation and the coverage it has had.”
It remains to be seen the severity of the fine that will be given to the defender by West Ham.