AFL players Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle are adamant that the illicit drugs allegedly found in their possession are a guaranteed cure for coronavirus. The Adelaide Crows pair were stopped by police in the early hours of Monday morning and their discovery of a cure for the deadly virus has earned them nominations for The Frownlow Medal.
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.
Crouch and Stengle apparently caught the attention of police in the Adelaide city centre because their tiny AFL shorts were bursting with a suspicious package. Officers first suspected them of trying to attract the attention the Footy Fondlers like Jack Riewoldt and Nick Vlastuin, but upon inspection it was discovered that the players were carrying bags of multi-coloured pills.
Crouch and Stengle explained to the officers that they had acquired the pills from an unknown source and were going home to personally test them before making them available to the public. For this reason, police did not charge the pair.
The remarkable discovery explains why South Australia recently reopened its borders to other states except Victoria. Local businesses and interstate travellers are hailing the players as heroes for saving the nation’s economy and putting a smile on people’s faces.
The corona cure earns Stengle his second Frownlow nomination for 2020. Earlier in the year he was charged with drink driving in an unregistered car while disqualified from driving.
The duo is expected to bring a truckload of their special pills to the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year. Just to keep everyone safe.