Corey Norman won The Frownlow Medal in 2016 and has been deeply committed to the award ever since. The NRL player has received a total of eight nominations and was recently involved in the illegal house party which ended Paul Vaughan’s career.
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 AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.
Norman just can’t stay away from the Frownlow. He earned nominations in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021, and his highlight reel includes:
Being caught with illict drugs outside a Sydney casino.
Being photographed with known criminals on social media.
Being the subject of a leaked sex tape.
Being invloved in the Parramatta Eels salary cap scandal.
Intoxication and anti-social behaviour at a Sydney nightspot.
Appearing in a leaked video in which another man takes illicit drugs.
Breaching COVID-19 bio security protocols at a house party with Dragons teammates during lockdown. Reportedly fleeing the scene on foot and leaving behind his phone, wallet and car…with personalised number plates.
Getting into a street fight alongside James Segeyaro outside Northies in Cronulla.
Most ironically of all, Norman and Segeyaro run a clothing business together. It’s name? YTKR – You Know the Rules.