How did Bronson Xerri get so strong and so fast at such a young age?
Is it the hormones in food these days?
Was it the hours spent in the gym at the youth academy?
Perhaps it was pressure to look ripped on Insta and SC.
Maybe it can be blamed on the plethora of vitamins marketed at children these days. Actually, it was none of these. It was good old fashioned performance enhancing substances.
The Cronulla speedster tested positive to a number of banned substances and has subsequently been provisionally suspended from the NRL and nominated for The Frownlow Medal, just days before the Sharks resume their season.
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. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.
Xerri still has the chance to clear his name and possibly return to the NRL once his B sample is tested. Meanwhile, he can return to isolation as his teammates and fellow NRL players get back onto the field to somehow decide a premier from this strange old season. The question now is what a fit young man with speed to burn does with his free time.
A race against a horse?
After his phone was confiscated, he won’t find work as a social media influencer.