AFL player Tarryn Thomas has doubled down on his efforts to win The Frownlow Medal with his second nomination in two years.
Thomas was recently charged with threatening to distribute an intimate image just months after earning his first Frownlow nomination.
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 Manase Fainu is the most recent recipient.
The North Melbourne player was charged with a single count of threatening to distribute an intimate image and will answer the charges in the coming months. It follows his nomination in late 2022 for driving with a suspended licence during the Christmas break.
Thomas might struggle to make it into the starting team this year, after these two incidents and the fact that he was dropped from the senior side in mid-2022 for not meeting training standards.
He might also be taking an Uber to the awards night for The Frownlow Medal if he can’t get his licence back by the end of this year.