NRL player Nathan Davis has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal after testing positive to cocaine for a second time.
The Parramatta Eels player was issued with a fine after it was revealed he had returned another positive result to a drug test.
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 Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 before Corey Norman in 2016 and Tim Simona in 2017.
The young utility player appeared in only a few first grade games for the Eels this season and may have ruined his NRL career before it had even begun.
Davis also faces tough opposition to win The Frownlow Medal, against a host of football greats, whose exploits can be seen at http://www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal.