Matthew Campbell’s greatest punt.

Former AFL player Matthew Campbell has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for an arrest outside Crown casino. Campbell was arrested for kicking a car outside Crown in 2013. He was apparently angry at being kicked out of the casino for intoxication.

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 and AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent 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.

As a result of the off-field kick, the car was damaged and Campbell was delisted for North Melbourne. Campbell may not be inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year, but he will surely go down in history for being the only AFL player sacked for kicking.

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Jordan De Goey suffers massive blow after court ruling.

Jordan De Goey is devastated after learning that his chances of winning The Fronwlow Medal have decreased following a court ruling in the United States. Authorities have dropped charges of groping a woman that led to the AFL player being arrested in New York recently.

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.

De Goey had been charged with allegedly groping a woman on the dance floor in a nightclub and assaulting her male friend when he came to assist. The groping charges have been dropped, while the other charges are still being considered.

Before the decision, the Collingwood star was a solid chance of winning The Fronwlow Medal. His charges were severe enough and he had already been nominated twice before in 2021. He has also been nominated many times in previous years, for charges including speeding, drink-driving and driving without a licence.

Furthermore, he was accused of allegedly assaulting a woman in Australia a few years ago, but has a talent for evading prosecution for such charges.

However, the competition for Frownlow honours is extremely strong this year. NRL star Jarryd Hayne is in prison for raping a woman and at least 40 other footballers are in contention. Losing the charge of groping a woman will make it difficult for De Goey to defeat his rivals. That said, history shows that if anyone can do it, Jordan can.

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The Frownlow Medal announces exciting new partnership.

The Frownlow Medal has paired with reality TV shows in order to create a pathway for disgraced former footballers. The exciting initiative begins immediately and formalises an informal relationship that has existed since the inception of the medal in 2015.

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.

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.

Former AFL player Dayne Beams will appear in the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother and he is the latest desperate footballer to seek fame and fortune on reality TV. Earlier in 2021, fellow AFL player Heath Shaw, and disgraced NRL star Sam Burgess appeared on SAS Australia.

The Fronwlow Medal is a natural partner of reality TV. Players receive nominations for the medal after an off-field scandal, and many appear on reality TV after a scandal, either to repair their personal brand or to earn some money having destroyed their football careers.

Under the formalised partnership, TV producers will scour the Frownlow website and Instagram account looking for wayward footballers who are desperate enough to become a contestant on one of their shows. Any player who agrees to participate in a show will automatically increase their chances of winning The Frownlow Medal or being inducted into the hall of fame.

Footballers are of particular interest to competitive shows which reward backstabbing, cheating, stealing, lying, conniving, manipulation, betrayal…and an inflated ego. Smart footballers would commit a scandal once on the show to firmly cement their Fronwlow chances and to kill an already battered reputation.

Footballers who have appeared on reality TV shows and been nominated for Frownlow honours in recent years include:

Brian Lake (AFL) – Survivor

Sam Thaiday (NRL) – Parental Guidance, Celebrity Come Dine With Me

Robert ‘Dipper’ Dipierdomenico – Excess Baggage, Celebrity Dog School

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here

  • Anthony Mundine (NRL)
  • Barry Hall (AFL) (runner-up)
  • Brendan Fevola  (AFL) – Winner Season Two
  • Dane Swan (AFL) (runner-up)
  • Billy Brownless (AFL)
  • It could also be argued that Frownlow favourite Ben Cousins is himself a reality TV show.

The partnership has prompted another question:

Should appearing on a reality TV show automtically earn a footballer a nomination for The Frownlow Medal or Hall of Fame?

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What is the one tattoo Jordan de Goey wants so desperately?

It’s hard to believe, but there’s one tattoo Jordan de Goey is missing, and the AFL player wants it so much that he got himself arrested in a New York nightclub alongside a famous tattoo artist.

De Goey was charged with assault and forcible touching of a woman in a bar in New York alongside popular Australian tattoo artist Luke Dyson, and the Collingwood player has earned himself his sixth nomination for The Fronwlow Medal, and his third this year alone.

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.

According to the police report, a 35-year-old woman claims she was groped by two men on the dance floor of the club. Apparently the woman’s male friend intervened and was allegedly punched, kicked and struck in the face with a glass bottle by men who were said to be intoxicated. The man reported pain and swelling to his lips and body. De Goey and Dyson were arrested and taken into custody before the court case.

The Collingwood star is a perennial nominee for The Fronwlow Medal.

He was in the running for the prize in 2017, 2018 and 2020, as well as earlier in 2021, but has never won.

The Magpies favourite earned his first nomination in 2017, for road offences including speeding while driving as a P-plater and sending text messages while stopped at traffic lights, as well as driving a black Maserati GranCabrio at 93km/h in an 80km/h zone last year, without displaying P Plates.

He also claimed to have no idea that his car and motorbike licences had been suspended, and was caught using those vehicles anyway. In 2018, he was caught drink-driving while on P plates, and was suspended by Collingwood.

His most famous nomination came in 2017 – the dog ate my homework incident. On this occasion, De Goey lied about how he hurt his hand, blaming it on his dog. He made his coach lie about it to the media, and later conceded it happened while partying and fighting at a St Kilda nightclub.

What is the tattoo De Goey so desperately wants? We’ll have to wait for the outcome of the US police investigation to find out. At least Dyson can ink him for free if he earns it.

Stay tuned.

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Dayne Beams does more damage to his personal brand.

As if drug and gambling addictions weren’t enough, former AFL player Dayne Beams will appear on a reality TV show in order to completely destroy his reputation. Beams follows the familiar path of brilliant professional footballer, to drug, gambling and tattoo addict, to contestant on a reality TV show, and nominee for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

Beams will further destory his personal reputation when he appears on Celebrity Big Brother, just as fellow AFL player Heath Shaw appeared on SAS Australia with disgraced NRL star Sam Burgess. In promotions for the show, Beams reveals a drug and gambling addiction.

Beams recently conceded that addiction to gambling and painkillers forced him to retire from the AFL, despite having two seasons remaining on his contract with the Collingwood Magpies. His admission followed the well-worn path of professional footballer admitting to a drug and gambling addiction caused by mental health issues, and winning praise for his bravery by a compliant mainstream sporting media.

The only difference in the case of Beams is that his father passed away in 2018 and left the midfielder shattered and distraught, and questioning his desire to play professional football.

The best way for Beams and other footballers to overcome mental health issues and deal with severe grief is, apparently, to appear on a reality TV show alongside other C-grade celebrities.

Beams will do his very best to scheme, lie, cheat, deceive and backstab in an attempt to win Celebrity Big Brother, and should use the same tactics to earn induction into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Tom Starling earns a second chance.

NRL player Tom Starling has earned a second nomination for The Frownlow Medal after being arrested at a bar on the NSW Central Coast.

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.

Starling’s second nomination came at the same bar where he earned his first in 2020. The Canberra Raiders hooker and three other people were refused entry to a bar in Kincumber and are alleged to have threatened the security who would not let them in. Two of the group are alleged to have fled the scene on foot, while the other two reportedly yelled and hindered police, resulting in charges of assaulting a police officer.

The incident which earned Starling his first nomination left him with scars and bruises all over his face and led to accusations that he assaulted a police officer. This recent incident creates doubt over his playing future, as he is yet to sign a new deal with the Raiders.

The bigger question, though, is whether Starling will be allowed into the awards night for The Frownlow Medal later this year.

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No, the Penrith Panthers can’t be trusted.

Judges of The Frownlow Medal recently asked whether the Penrith Panthers NRL team could be trusted, and Nathan Cleary, Tyrone May and Stephen Crichton have proven that the answer is no.

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.

Cleary, May and Crichton clearly cannot be trusted with The Frownlow Medal, after they and teammates damaged the NRL premiership trophy during grand final celebrations. Their behaviour resulted in fines and sanctions from the NRL.

May is the least trustworthy. He has been stood down indefinitely and fined $7,500 for a social media post during the victory party which referred to his sex tape scandal from a few years ago. Cleary was fined $7,000 and Crichton $4,000 for disrespecting the famous Summons – Provan trophy, which was broken and placed in a pram and a baby carrier.

Crichton earns his first Frownlow nomination, while Cleary and May are well known to judges. Cleary earned his nomination in 2020 for the famous Tik Tok video, while May was in the running for the award in 2019 after distributing a sex tape without a person’s consent.

The trio have been invited to the Frownlow awards night later this year, but security guards will be on hand to stop them from damaging The Frownlow Medal – unless of course one of them manages to win it.

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Tarrant the Pollie Puncher Nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Chris Tarrant has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for numerous offences, including an accusation of punching a politician.

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 and AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent 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.

Tarrant allegedly punched ALP politician Damien Hale after the politician confronted Tarrant about his behaviour in a Darwin nightclub in 2007. Hale was unhappy that Tarrant had apparently bared his backside to a woman at the club and decided that it was his civic duty to reprimand the former Collingwood and Fremantle player, who expressed his democratic rights with his fist.

Tarrant was fined $5000 and handed a three-match suspension as a result of the incident, which was not his first. He was also fined $5000 by the Magpies in 2006 for breaking the players’ code of conduct after a fight at a nightclub in Port Melbourne.

Tarrant will be pleased to know that no politicians sit on the judging panel of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Can the Penrith Panthers be trusted?

Judges of The Fronwlow Medal are deciding whether the Penrith Panthers can be trusted to care for the most prestigious prize in Australian sport after they damaged the NRL premiership trophy.

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.

The NRL has launched an investigation after images showed the Norm Provan and Arthur Summons section of the trophy separated from the base of the original trophy. The iconic statue was then photographed being treated like a baby and put in a children’s stroller, as well as being rocked in a shoulder strap while the Panthers celebrated their premiership win.

Further angering the NRL and rugby league fans were the captions such as “googoo gaga” and “dad duties” which accompanied the photos.

The premiership trophy is apparently worth $30,000. The Fronwlow Medal is priceless.

Penrith is not the first club to be nominated for The Fronwlow Medal, which is normally reserved for individual players. AFL clubs West Coast Eagles, Collingwood Magpies and Adelaide Crows were nominated for racism. Meanwhile, the Panthers’ grand final opponents, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, were nominated for nominated for covering up the many indiscretions of Sam Burgess, and the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs have also been nominated.

Will the Panthers get their hands on The Fronwlow Medal later this year?

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Nathan Bock joins the Frownlow Wife Beaters Club.

Former AFL player Nathan Bock has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after admitting to slapping his partner and throwing beer in her face in Adelaide in 2009. He has also earned a prized Wife Beater tattoo.

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 and AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent 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.

The Adelaide Crows defender and All Australian representative was charged with assault and property damage and accused of causing his girlfriend ‘considerable pain’. A court handed him a 12-month good behaviour bond and a $200 fine while the Crows slapped him with an ‘indefinite’ suspension from the club – which lasted only one game.

Bock later apologised through a prepared statement while his lawyer, Stephen White, was reported as saying,

“…in the context, these are not serious assaults,” before adding,

“…he is very mindful that he is a role model to younger people.”

This role model was later offered a contract with the Gold Coast Suns, despite the assault charges. Bock will now wait for the judges to decide if he joins a host of fellow Wife Beaters in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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