Another bucking Broncos bromance.

Payne Haas and Albert Kelly are the latest Brisbane Broncos to have a public lovers tiff and earn themselves nominations for The Fronwlow 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 star Jarryd Hayne 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.

Haas and Kelly were caught on camera in a drunken brawl at a team hotel recently, and a video of the expletive-laden fight was circulated on social media, prompting a police investigation.

The video appears to show Haas calling Kelly a f***ing c***, while also holding his hand to his throat and delivering a punch to Kelly’s head which would earn him an automatic red card during a game. He then shoves the playmaker in the face in such a way that Kelly would definitely be sent for a HIA.

The passionate bromance brings back memories of Corey Oates and Justin Hodges, who earned Fronwlow nominations in 2017 for a drunken fight while at the Broncos.

Haas and Kelly have both been nominated for Frownlow honours before, increasing their chances of winning the medal this year.

Haas was suspended for four games in 2019 for failing to co-operate with a NRL Integrity Unit investigation, and was banned for three games in 2021 for an altercation with police in Tweed Heads.

Kelly, meanwhile, was nominated for The Fronwlow Medal Hall of Fame in 2016. He was involved in the Cronulla Sharks supplements saga in 2011, and suspended by the Newcastle Knights in 2012 for an incident at a nightclub. He spent a few years playing in England and is trying to revive his NRL career.

Oates and Hodges later kissed and made up. Broncos fans will be hoping their star prop and their half can do the same.

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Daniel Rioli backs Shai Bolton’s bid for The Frownlow Medal.

AFL player Daniel Rioli supports Shai Bolton‘s nomination for The Frownlow Medal and is ecstatic to receive his own after the teammates were involved in a fight at a night club recently.

The Richmond players were drawn into the fight when another man apparently acted inappropriately towards Rioli’s girlfriend. The altercation gave Bolton a fractured wrist, while Rioli was reportedly punched in the face and sustained a cut under his eye which required two stitches. Sources claim that Bolton stepped in to help Rioli with the unnamed patron.

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.

Bolton will subsequently miss two to three games as the Tigers attempt to defend their premiership and remain the most dominant AFL team in recent history.

A nightclub fight is a great way to earn a nomination for The Frownlow Medal, and is just one of the off-field scandals used by 2016 medallist Corey Norman during his troubled career. However, Rioli and Bolton will find it tough to win the medal this year after their coach and club failed to take any punitive action against the players, arguing that they were both sticking up for their mates and were provoked. They can at least look forward to award’s night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year where a drunken footballer is sure to hit on their girlfriends.

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Ryan Cook charges into contention for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Ryan Cook has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being charged with assault.

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.

Cook fractured the eye socket of his victim and left the man with 10 shattered facial bones during a fight at a pub in country Victoria in 2009. He was fined $3500 for the incident.

The ex-Collingwood player was charged with one count of negligently causing injury and avoided a conviction because the victim was held partially responsible for the incident and was blamed for provoking the response from the footballer.

Will this bar room brawl be enough to earn Cook a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame? For a full list of nominees, go to www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/

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You know it’s footy season when…

You know the NRL is about to kick off when a player gets into a brawl at a pub. Phoenix Crossland put his hand up and took one for the team recently when he fought someone at a Newcastle pub and earned himself a 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.

Crossland was handed a $900 fine and a one-match suspension for his involvement in the altercation, which came to light on the eve of the first game of the 2021 season. Crossland refused to comment on the incident, but sources within the Newcastle Knights confirmed that he picked the fight after seeing that no other NRL player had made the news for a pub brawl.

“He saw the season approaching, and realised no one had been in a brawl at a pub, and that it just wasn’t right to start the season without one. He stood up, and the boys are all pretty proud of him,” the source revealed.

“Now the footy can begin!”

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Footballer punished for tackling someone.

The world has officially gone mad. A rugby league player has been punished for tackling another man. An athlete who has been trained from childhood to throw himself at other men in order to halt their forward progress has been fined and forced to miss one game, and earned himslef a nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

Victor Radley was fined $20,000 recently after he was found guilty of tackling a member of the public outside a house party in Byron Bay in December 2020.

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.

Radley was given a two-match ban but was set to miss one game anyway due to injury. Does that mean he hurt himself while tackling the man? If not, should he have been tackling a random person on the street if he was already injured? He should have checked with Tom Trobojevic before he challenged a bloke to a late-night test of physical prowess.

The Sydney Roosters forward is alleged to have headbutted and punched the man during the altercation, and to have told friends that the man came to the party uninvited and pushed a woman, but these claims have not been proven. Radley will now undertake an education and training course, as he failed to report the incident to the NRL.

Radley is famous for throwing his relatively small frame at much larger opponents, but will have to confine this behaviour to the football field from now on.

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Corey Norman has something to say.

NRL player Corey Norman has a message:

“Don’t forget me!”

“I won The Frownlow Medal before and I’ll win it again,” said the 2016 medallist.

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.

Norman made the statement after receiving a possible two-match suspension and $20,000 fine from the NRL for his involvement in a street brawl in January. Norman and fellow league player James Segeyaro fought with a group of men outside a bar in Cronulla and were caught on security cameras.

Segeyaro and Norman are friends and business partners, jointly operating the clothing label YTKR, which stands for ‘You Know the Rules’. Apparently they don’t, because Segeyaro is a former Frownlow nominee and is currently serving a ban from the NRL due to the use of performance enhancing drugs. Norman won the medal in 2016 due to illicit drug use, social media controversy, a sex tape, intoxication and a salary cap scandal.

Will Norman win The Frownlow Medal in 2016?

No one has ever won it twice. It is possible, but the St George-Illawarra player faces strong opposition. Four league players are currently being investigated for violence against women, and another player for stabbing someone outside a church dance. However, none of these players has been found guilty, so Norman is still in with a fighting chance.

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Did Corey Norman lose The Frownlow Medal?

The Frownlow Medal Corey Norman won in 2016 has gone missing after the NRL player and James Segeyaro were attacked by a group of armed men in Cronulla recently. Norman and Segeyaro fought off the unidentified men who were attempting to steal the medal, which Norman is known to carry proudly on his person at all times.

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 footballers escaped uninjured and explained their involvement in the wild brawl via the social media account of the company YKTR Sports, which they co-manage. YKTR stands for You Know The Rules. They claim Segeyaro was racially abused by the men and that Norman intervened to defend his friend. The argument soon turned physical and one of the attackers is alleged to have pulled a knife. The situation was eventually diffused and the players left, in the company of their female friends. At no point does the account mention The Frownlow Medal.

Did the attackers steal The Frownlow Medal?

Is Norman too embarrassed to admit that he lost it? After all, he is one of only six players in history to have won the award.

Are police assisting Norman to recover the medal? This seems unlikely, given Norman’s history with the police. He was once caught with illicit drugs, was photographed with known criminals and was the subject of a leaked sex tape. He also appeared in a video in which a man is taking drugs, was intoxicated at a Sydney nightspot and was involved in the Parramatta Eels salary cap scandal.

Segeyaro, meanwhile, is currently suspended by the NRL for testing positive to performance enhancing drugs and earned a previous Frownlow nomination for appearing on social media with known criminals.

Norman may face suspension from the early rounds of the 2021 NRL season due to the incident, while Segeyaro has undoubtedly harmed his chances of ever returning to the competition.

Meanwhile, The Frownlow Medal is still missing. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the medal is asked to contact Frownlow judges via this page or www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal, or to contact YKTR Sports at http://www.yktr.com.au.

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Sydney Stack nominated for The Frownlow Medal again…and again.

AFL player Sydney Stack has become the second player in history to earn three nominations for The Frownlow Medal in the same year, after being arrested for breaching quarantine and disorderly conduct, plus a controversial social media post.

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.

Stack was arrested during a brawl outside a pub in Perth recently, and spent time in a police cell over the Christmas holidays. While processing the arrest, police also realised that Stack was supposed to be in self-isolation and not out partying. To strengthen his bid for The Frownlow Medal, Stack also posted an image wearing a ring reading ‘1%er’, which is apparently associated with bikie gangs.

He is a 1%er, as only fellow AFL player Tyson Stengle has also earned three Frownlow nominations in the same year.

The Richmond rookie scored his first Frownlow nomination earlier this year when he was banned for 10 games, after he and teammate Callum Coleman-Jones were involved in a fight outside a Surfers Paradise strip club.

Will Stack become the first AFL player to win The Frownlow Medal?

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Tom Starling takes the law into his own hands.

Tom Starling is the master of his own destiny. The NRL player chose not to wait for judges of The Frownlow Medal to notice him, so he got involved in a wild brawl and had himself arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer. He has subsequently earned a last minute nomination for the most prestigious award in Australian sport.

The winner of The Frownlow Medal will be announced in a matter of weeks, and the Canberra hooker is hoping his name will be on everyone’s lips as the judges deliberate.

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 young Raider has bucked the trend of footballers assaulting women this year. A total of five footballers received Frownlow nominations for violence against women, but Starling chose a boy in blue as his target. He spent the night in police lock up and was seen leaving the morning after with significant scars to his face.

Reports indicate that the wild brawl took place outside the Shady Palms restaurant and that the riot squad was called in to break up the brawl in which Starling and other men were involved.

The talented hooker will learn his fate in the courts in due course, and in the meantime can contemplate if it is worse to hit a woman or to hit a cop?

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Kung Fu Cody nominated for The Frownlow Medal.

Cody Walker hasn’t played a game of NRL for so long that he thought he was a MMA fighter, and kicked a man in the chest during a street brawl. Video footage of Walker’s kick surfaced in the mainstream media and was allegedly used in an attempt to blackmail the South Sydney player.

Walker becomes the eleventh footballer to be nominated for The Frownlow Medal since the major football codes went into a COVID-19 enforced hiatus, and his immediate future in the sport will be decided by the NRL Integrity Unit.

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.

Walker alerted the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the NRL to the existence of the video as soon as he learned that someone was trying to use it to blackmail him for $20,000. He also claimed the attack on the bare-chested man was provoked by family grief and alcohol, and says he will accept any punishment that comes his way.

That punishment could prove costly for the Rabbitohs, as their star signing Latrell Mitchell is one of the 10 other footballers to have been involved in an off-field scandal during COVID-19 lockdown, and the distraction and criticism of players across social media is not what teams need as they attempt to win games during a very disrupted season.

While Walker awaits the verdict of the NRL Integrity Unit, rumours persist that his manager is attempting to line up a fight with UFC star Connor McGregor, and has asked UFC legend, and master of the standing kick, Anderson Silva, to train Walker for the fight.

What is certain is that Walker will attend the Frownlow awards ceremony later this year – where he will be required to wear a shirt.

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