Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan talks to the media after being reinstated as head coach of the NRL club in Sydney, Friday, March 22, 2013. Flanagan was stood down as head coach after the club was the subject of an ASADA investigation.
Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan talks to the media after being reinstated as head coach of the NRL club in Sydney, Friday, March 22, 2013. Flanagan was stood down as head coach after the club was the subject of an ASADA investigation. AAP Image - Jane Dempster

Sharks fined $1 million and coach banned for 2014

THE Cronulla Sharks have been fined $1 million and Shane Flanagan has been suspended for 12 months over the ASADA scandal.

NRL CEO Dave Smith phoned the club this morning to officially hand down the punishment. The NRL will announce the penalties in a press release this afternoon.

Flanagan will have to sit out the entire 2014 season, but Cronulla officials have vowed to stand by him for the following year.

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