Wests Tigers player Kyle Lovett just launched his second attack on The Frownlow Medal after becoming involved in a street brawl in Sydney.
The brawl started in a bar in Balmain before spilling out into the street, where a group of men clashed with Lovett and fellow Tiger Luke Brooks.
The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. Kiwi international and Sydney Roosters player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while Corey Norman from the Parramatta Eels won in 2016.
The NRL player first achieved infamy, and a Frownlow Medal nomination, when he hid illicit drugs in his undies in order to avoid detection from the police.
He now boasts the reputation of being the only player to be nominated for The Frownlow Medal twice in the same season.
First published in May, 2017.