MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Daniel Connors of the Tigers handballs under pressure from Aaron Joseph of the Blues during the round one AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Former Richmond player convicted over pub attack

Disgraced former AFL player Daniel Connors left a man with a severed tendon in his hand after violently attacking him at a hotel in Echuca.

Connors, who played 29 games for Richmond between 2007 and 2012 before being sacked for off-field troubles, yesterday pleaded guilty in Echuca Magistrates Court to reckless conduct endangering serious injury and failing to leave a licensed premises.

The court heard the incident occurred about 1am on March 28 when the 27-year-old confronted another man in the Shamrock Hotel over a previous incident involving the man and Connors’ girlfriend.

The judge fined Connors $4000 and told the ex-footballer he was lucky to avoid spending time in jail.