Danny Williams earns a Wife Beater Tattoo.

Former NRL player Danny Williams has earned a Wife Beater Tattoo after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman.

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 star Jarryd Hayne is the most recent recipient.

The striking tattoo is available to any player who is involved in an incident of violence against women, and will be inked on the player’s arms or hands, or whichever limb was used to inflict the damage on the female victim.

Williams pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He allegedly smashed a beer glass on a woman’s head at a bar in Sydney, leaving her with a laceration. She did not require hospital treatment.

According to reports, the former Storm and North Sydney Bears player assaulted the woman when she complained about his singing. He was handed an 18-month community correction order to be of good behaviour and fined $1000.

This incident marked his second nomination for Frownlow honours. In 2018, he was in contention after leaving then teammate Ben Roarty with 30 stitches on his face during an end of season trip to Hawaii during their playing days.

Image: NuNa


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