“I want to win a Frownlow,” he stated.
“Sure, I was sick of the English weather and I miss the recreational activities on offer in Cherbourg, but, really, I came back for the Frownlow. Everyone’s getting in on it now. My old mates from Parramatta, AFL players, grand final heroes. Mate – the Frownlow is where it’s at.”
The current police investigation into the incident will determine whether Sandow is granted permission to play in the NRL again and thus whether he is eligible for the Frownlow Medal (open only to current players) or the Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.
“Mate, they can give me a Frownlow Medal or put me in the Hall of Fame, I don’t care. I just have to keep performing and leave it up to the selectors.”
The Frownlow Medal will be announced in October, while inductees into the Hall of Fame will be known later in the year.
First published in January 2017.