English Premier League soccer star Romelu Lukaku was fined $100 Monday after pleading no contest, through his attorney, to a disturbance of the peace citation stemming from five noise complaints at a Beverly Hills home where he was staying.
In addition to the $100 fine, Lukaku was ordered to pay another $415 in court fees and penalties by March 19, according to a court spokeswoman.
Lukaku also paid $450 to reimburse police for their time and expressed regret through his attorney Robert Humphreys.
“Mr. Lukaku deeply regrets any inconvenience he caused the city of Beverly Hills,” Humphreys told The Guardian newspaper. “And he’s pleased by this settlement to make amends for his past conduct and pleased to have the matter behind him.”
The 24-year-old striker, who also plays for the Belgian national team, was not required to personally appear in court.
About a week after his July 2 arrest and same day release, Manchester United announced the team had signed a five-year deal for Lukaku worth at least 75 million British pounds or nearly $100 million. Performance add-ons to the contract between Manchester United and Everton, Lukaku’s former team, could bring the total to nearly $120 million, according to published reports.
Lukaku’s 25 goals last season for Everton was the second-highest number in the Premier League and he ranks among the best strikers in the league this season.
–City News Service
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