The players contacted the club this morning and notified officials that they had been cautioned on the spot by NSW Police for urinating in a public place.
While neither player was found to be intoxicated at the time of the incident, Storm CEO Brian Waldron said he is deeply disappointed with the actions of both players concerned.
â€œThis type of behaviour is unacceptable,â€ Waldron said.
â€œAs such we have decided to send the strongest message possible to our players by imposing the substantial fines. â€œOur players must recognise that this type of irresponsible behaviour will not be condoned at our club. â€œWe have notified the NRL of this incident and they are supportive of the disciplinary action imposedâ€.
The Melbourne Storm have a bye this round and players are not required back at the club until Sunday afternoon. The club will not be making any further comment on the matter.