Isiah Winder grabs it with both hands.

AFL player Isiah Winder grabs opportunity with both hands. Days after West Coast sent him a lifeline, he earned a nomination for The Fronwlow Medal due to an alleged fight at a party.

It was possible that the youngster would never fulfil his dream of a career in the AFL. He was delisted in October, then the Eagles offered him a contract, but instead of grabbing that with both hands, he may have grabbed something else and landed himself in a lot of trouble.

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.

Winder was involved in an alleged physical altercation at a party in Geelong recently after attending the AFL/AFLPA’s four-day Indigenous and Multicultural Players’ Summit. He has now been stood down from the senior squad while the matter is investigated by Victoria Police.

The question is, did he lay hands on another person at the party? Will those hands be cuffed at any point in the future, and has he done enough to get his hands on The Frownlow Medal later this year?

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