Dane Tilse goes crazy in Bathurst.

Former NRL player Dane Tilse has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after a drunken rampage in Bathurst, NSW, in 2005.

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. Kiwi international Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 while NRL player Manase Fainu is the latest recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Tilse was de-registered by the NRL for 12 months and had his contract terminated by the Newcastle Knights for his involvement in a drunken incident in which a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted.

Tilse was never charged with the assault and other Knights players were also fined over the incident. Tilse later returned to the NRL to play for the Canberra Raiders.

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