Top German soccer player is dropped from upcoming matches due to his questionable behavior, which includes leaving his poker winnings in the back of taxi and addiction to Nutella, a type of hazelnut cocoa spread.
Max Kruse was fined $25,000 last week by the club for accidentally leaving his poker winnings of $85,400 in cash in a Berlin Taxi.
Kruse is known for being an avid poker player and was good enough to finish third in the 2014 WSOP $1,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven draw lowball and took home $36,000.
The soccer player alerted the police about the missing money, but the money was never recovered. His being careless with a lot of cash has forced the team to reprimand him in many cases.
Sporting director Klaus Allofs said: "Some people would have never seen so much money in their lives and certainly not in cash.
"There was a conversation between Max, myself and our coach and he has been fined. We explained to him what kind of behaviour we expect from our players in their free time in public.
"I can only hope that this is a lesson for him and he will change his behaviour somewhat."
Aside from just losing money, the 27-year-old striker also has another habit - his unhealthy addiction for Nutella. A serving of the spread contains 200 calories and 12 grams of fat. This is roughly equivalent to 18 percent of the recommended daily allowance.
Kruse was called before Dieter Hecker and Klaus Allofs and was told to stay away from the sugar-rich spread.
To further compound Kruse's troubled week, he was photographed at a nightclub during the weekend where he seized a woman's cellphone and attempted to delete his pictures.
Germany's manager Joachim Low said; "We need players who are focused on football and also understand their role as role models. I talked with Max about what I expect from players on and off the pitch. His actions in the last weeks were unprofessional."