Under-fire North Melbourne midfielder Tarryn Thomas has been handed a $5000 fine by the club following a recent worrying social media post.

Last Monday Thomas posted a video to Instagram that appeared to show the 23-year-old with his feet placed on the dashboard of his car while driving across multiple lanes of the road.

The footage came weeks after Thomas was stood down by the club for a second time this year, with allegations made against the young Kangaroos player by multiple women who detailed Thomas' disturbing and alarming behaviour towards them.

The club has now come to address Thomas' social media post, with the midfielder fined $5000, with a further $5000 donated to a road safety charity.

The club has also confirmed Thomas will commence a return to football as early as Tuesday through the club's VFL program, but won't be deemed available to play until he has made "adequate progress towards meeting the club's on- and off-field expectations."

North Melbourne will continue to assess Thomas' progress as he looks to improve his respect and behaviour towards women.

"Based on expert advice, supported by our own observations, and after building a new plan that will see him working and training with our VFL program, we'll provide Tarryn with the structure he needs to give him every opportunity to demonstrate the required standards of behaviour,” North Melbourne CEO Jennifer Watt said in a club statement.

"Tarryn has now been away from the club for a total of eight weeks across this year, and he has engaged in a series of education and training programs during that time.

"We have made it clear to Tarryn that the future of his playing career at North Melbourne is in his hands."

Thomas is set to face court for a pair of unrelated matters in the coming months, having been charged for driving with a suspended licence and a separate charge of threatening to distribute an intimate image.

Thomas has played 57 games for North Melbourne since making his debut in 2019.