"I'm not saying this for reaction or effect. I'm saying it because it's what I believe in."
He was deemed to be guilty of improper conduct and a breach of the sport's respect policy but continues to protest his innocence.
"In any walk of life, if someone was to say to me 'I'm fining you £1,000' for something that I've not done, would I pay it? No I wouldn't," added Stankevitch, who played in Super League for St Helens and Widnes.
"I'd fight to clear my name and it's exactly the same situation here. I will not be paying a fine for something that I've not done.
"Whether a disciplinary committee find me guilty or not, I will not be paying it out of principle."
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