Hawthorn's star recruit Brian Lake has apologised for a boozy night out that ended in jail.
Lake was leaving a pub with his wife in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula at about 10pm on Saturday when police arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place.
He was fined $563 and on Monday the 30-year-old defenderwas ordered to explain his conduct to teammates.
"I've worked my butt off to get my body right. To have too many drinks on the weekend, I've taken a step back," Lake said afterwards.
"From here I want to move on and gain respect. It was a very embarrassing incident.
"I'm here to apologise to everyone involved at the football club, my family and the fans."
Lake was traded to Hawthorn at the end of last season after playing 197 games with the Western Bulldogs that included All-Australian selection in 2009.