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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Taylor Walker is a great Aussie role model.

AFL player Taylor ‘Tex’ Walker proved why he and other footballers are great role models for young Australians when he made a racist comment about an Indigenous player on an opposing team recently. Walker was found guilty of racism during a SANFL game and earns his second nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

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.

Walker has been banned for six AFL games after it was proven that he made a racist comment during the game in which he was not playing. He now misses the last three games of the 2021 season and the first three games of the 2022 season. He also apologised and will make a donation of $20,000 to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program in SA.

Walker made the comments after the controversy surrounding the recent Collingwood Magpies racism scandal, and the enormous racism scandal which drove Sydney Swans champion Adam Goodes out of the game.

“I’m a great Aussie role model,” stated Walker.

“Me and other footy players are big role models to young Aussie kids and I take this role seriously. Australia is a racist country, so I made a racist comment. Australia is really racist towards Aboriginal people, so I made a racist comment towards an Aboriginal person.”

“I’m also trying to be a great role model to my son. I want him to grow up to be just like me.”

Tex was first nominated for Frownlow honours in 2016, after he engaged in a heated social media battle with tennis player Nick Kyrgios. There is no suggestion that Walker argued with Kyrgios because the controversial tennis player is of Greek extraction.

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Adelaide Crows stuck in 2020.

The Adelaide Crows thought it was still 2020 and earned themselves a huge fine and a nomination for The Frownlow Medal after breaching COVID-19 protocols.

The AFL club was fined $50,000 after five players and three staff were not wearing face masks properly on a commercial flight recently. This happened just over a year after the club was heavily fined for…breaching COVID-19 protocols.

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 Crows were punished in 2020 after their players did not follow a directive to train in pairs while in quarantine at a Barossa Valley resort. Assistant coach Ben Hart was stood down for six weeks, as a result, while 16 players were handed one-match bans.

2020 saw countless footballers nominated for breaches of coronavirus bio-security protocols, and it seems the Adelaide Crows never learned their lesson. On this occasion, fellow passengers on the flight from Sydney to Adelaide reported the breach to the AFL, and the fine was swiftly imposed.

They say a week is a long time in football, and the Adelaide Crows just proved that a year is an eternity.

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Not too early and not too late for Josh Worrell.

It’s never too early in your career, and never too late in the year to earn a nomination for The Frownlow Medal, as AFL player Josh Worrell can attest.

Worrell waited until the final weeks of voting to throw his hat into the ring for the most prestigious award in Australian sport after being caught drink driving and using a phone. The youngster is in the early stages of his AFL career but is already mixing it with Wife Beaters, alleged rapists and players who were nominated for assault, sleeping with school girls and breaching COVID-19 restrictions this year.

Worrell was caught using his mobile phone while driving, and with an excessive blood alcohol limit while driving in Adelaide recently, while still on his P’s. Worrell has thus earned a Frownlow nomination before playing a first-grade AFL game, proving that winning The Frownlow Medal is what really matters to Australia-based professional footballers.

Josh has been given an Uber account so that he can attend the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame in just a few weeks time, where he and more than 50 other anxious players will find out who has been chosen as this year’s medallist.

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Third time lucky for Tyson Stengle?

AFL player Tyson Stengle has become the first footballer in history to earn three nominations for The Frownlow Medal in the same year, after being involved in a mysterious ‘off-field matter’. The question is, will it be enough to win the most sought after prize in Australian sport?

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 player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

The Adelaide Crows player scored his first nomination for drink driving, and the second for possession of illicit drugs, and has finally been stood down by the Crows. The mystery surrounding the incident adds more intrigue to the race for Frownlow glory, which will be decided in just a few weeks.

Will Stengle defeat the alleged rapists Jarryd Hayne, Jack de Belin and Tristan Sailor? Will he beat the Wife Beater Elijah Taylor, and can he overcome the 30 or so players who breached COVID-19 protocols this year? We’ll find out in just a few weeks.

Stengle’s third nomination surpasses the efforts of other professional footballers since the award’s inception. Barba was kicked out of the NRL twice on his way to Frownlow glory, Ben Cousins has earned countless nominations for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, and Sam Newman always makes a lame attempt to be noticed, but no footballer has ever been nominated three times in the same year. It’s quite an achievement.

When details emerge of the incident involving Stengle, judges will be in a better position to start engraving someone’s name on The Frownlow Medal for 2020.

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Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle find a cure for coronavirus.

AFL players Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle are adamant that the illicit drugs allegedly found in their possession are a guaranteed cure for coronavirus. The Adelaide Crows pair were stopped by police in the early hours of Monday morning and their discovery of a cure for the deadly virus has earned them nominations for The Frownlow Medal.

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 player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Crouch and Stengle apparently caught the attention of police in the Adelaide city centre because their tiny AFL shorts were bursting with a suspicious package. Officers first suspected them of trying to attract the attention the Footy Fondlers like Jack Riewoldt and Nick Vlastuin, but upon inspection it was discovered that the players were carrying bags of multi-coloured pills.

Crouch and Stengle explained to the officers that they had acquired the pills from an unknown source and were going home to personally test them before making them available to the public. For this reason, police did not charge the pair.

The remarkable discovery explains why South Australia recently reopened its borders to other states except Victoria. Local businesses and interstate travellers are hailing the players as heroes for saving the nation’s economy and putting a smile on people’s faces.

The corona cure earns Stengle his second Frownlow nomination for 2020. Earlier in the year he was charged with drink driving in an unregistered car while disqualified from driving.

The duo is expected to bring a truckload of their special pills to the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year. Just to keep everyone safe.

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You’re allowed to drink, you’re allowed to drive, but you’re not allowed to drink and drive.

AFL player Tyson Stengle has presented authorities with something of a conundrum. He’s allowed to drink under COVID-19 restrictions, and he’s allowed to drive, but he’s not allowed to drink and drive. He did mix driving with alcohol, and earned himself a nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

The Adelaide Crows player recorded a reading more than double the legal limit, and was driving an unregistered car, at a time when everyone is being asked to stay at home unless they have a valid reason for travelling. The new COVID-19 restrictions are confusing for most of us, and for a professional footballer they must be all the more confusing.

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 player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Stengle was caught just moments after fellow AFL player Lachie Hunter allegedly smashed into four parked cars after driving intoxicated, and fleeing the scene of the accident. Is this the year that AFL players finally wrest control of The Frownlow Medal from the NRL?

The irony, of course, is that many of the players who have so far been nominated for The Frownlow Medal this year would normally face suspension, but it’s hard to suspend a player from a competition that is not actually happening.

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