AFL powerhouse Hawthorn must pay $66,838 to charity for operating poker machines without a gambling licence.
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Essendon Football Club has been hit with two criminal convictions and fined $200,000 by a magistrate for failing to keep a safe workplace over the supplements program it had in place in 2011 and 2012.
North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw has been found not guilty of three charges of rape by a County Court jury.