Corey Norman says he will cop a $20,000 fine on the chin for drinking while on Parramatta's injured list and admits it "wasn't just one drink".
The 27-year-old says he wants to stay at the club and takes full responsibility for the incident, which occurred several weeks ago on a night out.
"It wasn't just one drink, I was out," he told Big Sports Breakfast on Thursday.
"I'm disappointed that it happened, I've worked pretty hard over the last couple of years to get that stuff out of my game.
"I take full responsibility ... I'll cop it on the chin."
The Eels on Wednesday confirmed Norman had been issued a breach notice but would not comment on the circumstances.
The talented playmaker was reprimanded after posting pictures of himself consuming alcohol on social media.
He downplayed suggestions the hefty fine was an indication the club is running out of patience with him.
"They're doing what they think is best and there's no rules around what you can get fined for," Norman said.
"I've still got another year here, I'm worried about getting back on the field next week and playing this year out."
Norman said Eel's management haven't given him the go ahead to speak with other clubs, should he seek a release before his contract expires at the end of next year.
"If I can (stay), that would be good," he said.
The five-eighth was suspended for the final eight weeks of the 2016 season for a string of offences, including pleading guilty to drug possession, although his conviction was overturned on appeal.
He was also reprimanded for filming a lewd sexual act and drug use as well as consorting with criminals.