Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Marco Reus has been fined more than £500,000 for driving without a license.
The Germany international, who missed his country’s World Cup triumph in the summer through an ankle injury, has been advertising for Dortmund’s car sponsors and has also appeared in adverts for petrol.
The 25-year-old also received speeding tickets on not less than five occasions from 2011 before authorities realised he had been driving without a license.
A spokesperson to the German Budesliga strugglers Sascha Fligge said: “He has promised such a thing will not happen again.”
Reus, who reportedly is in the books of several Premier League clubs, is currently out with an ankle injury.