HE COPPED the fine, but Greater Western Sydney midfielder Toby Greene says he didn't do the crime.
Greene was charged on Monday by the Match Review Panel with spitting at former teammate Anthony Miles during Saturday's loss to the Tigers at the MCG.
The MRP offered Greene a $1500 sanction with an early plea, which the Giants accepted rather than risking a fine of $2500.
On Wednesday morning Greene released a statement through the club, which reads:
"There was no intention of spitting at Anthony, who's actually a mate of mine from his time at the Giants.
"I made it clear to him after the game that no offence was intended and he accepted that without any issue.
"I've put it behind me and am looking forward to this weekend's match."
GWS takes on in-form St Kilda at Spotless Stadium on Sunday afternoon.