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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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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An open letter to Jordan de Goey.

Dear Jordan,

We are listening. Everyone at The Frownlow Medal is acutely aware of your unquenchable desire to win the most prestigious award in Australian sport. Your concerted efforts since 2017 are admirable and your perseverance is what makes you a wonderful role model to young Australians.

Never give up. Never lose hope. The Frownlow Medal is within your reach.

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.

Jordan, we were there when you earned your first nomination in 2017, and we recognise your latest efforts, which have earned you three nominations in 2021 alone. We followed your exploits when you were recently fined $2075 for road offences including speeding while driving as a P-plater and sending text messages while stopped at traffic lights. When you were caught driving a black Maserati GranCabrio at 93km/h in an 80km/h zone last year, without displaying your P Plates.

Everyone at the Frownlow family, and many members of the public, understand that many professional footballers are just oversized teenagers, and that forgetting to display your P Plates is an honest mistake, and that you were just dropping off the expensive sports car to someone else.

We were there, following closely, when you had an indecent assault charge withdrawn by police prosecutors earlier in 2021.

Also, many teenagers have their licences suspended, and claim they have no idea it had been suspended. After all, they’re just teenagers. It’s also understandable that you would make exactly the same mistake while riding a motorcycle.

Your hard work in 2018 is also acknowledged. We followed your story when you were caught drink-driving while on your P plates, and there’s nothing wrong with being stuck on your P plates throughout your adult life. We supported you through that suspension, and through the suspension when you lied about how you hurt your hand in 2017. You claimed your dog hurt your hand, made your coach lie about the story to the media, and then conceded that it happened while you were partying and fighting at a St Kilda nightclub.

All teenagers tell little white lies.

Jordan, it’s fine. Everyone blames their dog for something, just like school children blame their dog for eating their homework. We’re with you, we support you, and we applaud the AFL and the Magpies for offering you support and wellbeing every time you earn yet another nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

Jordan, in closing, we would also like to stress, in the strongest possible terms, that your efforts have not been wasted. You have never won the medal, despite being in the running in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021, but you must understand the extremely high calibre of nominees and medallists. The standard is particularly high this year, as one of the leading candidates is in prison for sexual assault. Yes, it’s difficult, but don’t give up. You have the talent, the attitude, the mindset and the credentials to one day be The Frownlow Medallist.

Jordan, you know there are no guarantees in sport. You are, however, still in a great position to one day win The Frownlow Medal. Keep up the good work.

The Frownlow Family

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Dan Andrews is no match for Dane Swan.

Former AFL player Dane Swan has attacked Dan Andrews with a reminder that the Victorian premier will never match his achievements in The Frownlow Medal. Swan made the comments via Twitter while slamming the latest COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne.

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.

Swan questioned the premier’s competence and claimed that the state government ‘continually f***… Victorians’. He admitted to knowing nothing about politics before criticising the decision to impose another lockdown. When fellow twitter uses responded to his comments, he said:

“…if you don’t understand how Twitter works this is my account and I shall and will say WHATEVER the f*** I like whenever and however I like. Just like y’all motherf***ers do on your accounts. It’s not rocket surgery.”

Swan himself has never performed rocket surgery, but he has figured prominently in The Frownlow Medal. Meanwhile, Andrews has never received a Frownlow nomination.

Swan has been nominated for both The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, which in itself is a rare achievement. He received his nominations for sending naked selfies to an unknown woman only to have those selfies appear in a women’s magazine. He also broke a club imposed booze ban and got into a scuffle with a security guard in Federation Square. He admitted to illicit drug use during his career, but only once he was retired and was trying to promote a book. He was also caught drink driving, and his podcast was shut down in 2019 when he made a joke about sexual assault.

Swan clearly possesses the credentials, integrity, intelligence and poise to manage a state’s response to a global pandemic, and is right in claiming that the Victorian premier will never come close to his off-field achievements.

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Heath Shaw is a triple threat to The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Heath Shaw has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for drink driving, gambling and drunken behaviour.

Shaw crashed into a parked car while driving drunk and then lied about the incident to the media. He was also suspended from AFL for gambling on matches and detained by police for drunken behaviour in public.

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.

Shaw’s strongest claim for a place in the Hall of Fame was made while playing for Collingwood. He smashed into a car while driving drunk, then denied to the media that fellow Magpie Alan Didak was a passenger in the car. Both players had to confess when video footage proved conclusive.

Shaw made a second bid for the Frownlow when he was found guilty of having a friend place a bet on an AFL game, for which he was fined $20,000 and suspended from the competition.

In a last ditch attempt to earn a place on the wall beside some of Australia’s greatest footballers, he had himself detained by police for drunken behaviour on the morning of the 2014 AFL Grand Final. For this action, he can’t blame the fact that he was a Magpie, because he was playing for GWS Giants.

Has Shaw done enough to be inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

Find out later this year.

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Double fault earns Buckley and Sanderson a nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

The biggest double fault in their careers has earned Former AFL players Nathan Buckley and Brent Sanderson nominations for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Buckley and Sanderson played a seemingly innocent game of tennis which was in breach of the AFL’s COVID-19 bio-security protocols, and the Collingwood coaches were served a $25,000 fine and forced to self-isolate for 24 hours.

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 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 head coach and assistant coach formed a doubles partnership for the tennis game, and were punished because the pair they played against were not members of the Collingwood team’s COVID-19 bubble. They are not the first football coaches to be punished for breaching protocol. Former NRL players, and now coaches, Wayne Bennett and Alan Langer were punished for the same offence within the past few weeks.

Speaking to the media after the incident, Buckley said;

“I need to be better”

But it’s unclear whether he needs to improve his adherence to the COVID-19 regulations, or his serve and volley game.

The Collingwood stalwarts have requested adjacent seats at the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, where they can celebrate with many other Magpies players who were also found guilty of breaches this year.

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Jordan de Goey did not assault his dog.

AFL player Jordan de Goey has staunchly denied any allegation that he sexually assaulted his dog. He may or may not have assaulted a woman in 2015, but he certainly did not assault his dog.

The recent allegations against de Goey relate to an incident concerning a woman in 2015, which have only now come to light, and have earned the Collingwood player his third 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 NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

De Goey is presumed innocent until a verdict is reached, so we don’t know if he assaulted the woman. What is certain is that he did not assault his dog, because he owes his dog big time. The dog in question is the one de Goey blamed for injuring his hand and missing a number of games a few years ago. The hand injury earned de Goey his first Frownlow nomination because it later emerged that de Goey had actually injured it in an incident at a nightclub. He just didn’t tell the truth to anyone, not even coach Nathan Buckley, who was forced to tell the dog story to the media and stick up for his player in front of the cameras.

De Goey’s second Frownlow nomination came after a drink-driving incident, but was also not enough to win the prestigious medal. Will it be third time lucky?

An allegation of sexual assault is a very serious allegation and infinitely more serious than the Tik Tok videos and social distancing breaches which have earned other footballers Frownlow nominations in recent weeks. However, even if found guilty of sexual assault, this may not be enough to guarantee de Goey The Frownlow Medal this year. Both Jack de Belin and Jarryd Hayne are still waiting for their sexual assault cases to be heard, so the fight for the Frownlow will be very tough in 2020.

To borrow a cliche, a week is a long time in footy, so a year is a very long time – and that is why de Goey will have to wait patiently to see if he has done enough to win The Frownlow Medal.

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Even a steel side bottom is no protection against COVID-19.

You’d think a plate of armour on your rump would keep you safe from coronavirus, but it was not enough to protect AFL player Steele Sidebottom from the deadly disease. Sidebottom and teammate Lynden Dunn are the latest footballers to succumb to the pandemic, and are under investigation after they breached COVID-19 return to play 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 NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Sidebottom and Dunn breached protocols after sharing an Uber and visiting the home of a Collingwood Magpies staff member who is not on the list of people players are allowed to visit. The Magpies players apparently had a few drinks at the house of an injured teammate, before hopping in the Uber to visit the staff member. Both players face suspension.

Dunn reportedly exits the stage at this point, but Sidebottom’s drama continues, and this is why he could face a longer suspension than his teammate. Sidebottom was seen near the staff member’s house the next morning and had to be driven home by police. He was not charged with any offence, as it is believed that police were just amazed to see ‘something completely different: a man with a side bottom’

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley defended Sidebottom’s behaviour, telling the press that it happened because Sidebottom had been drinking less recently, and that a few drinks at the house of his teammate shocked his system and caused him to make poor decisions.

It is believed that Buckley is speaking out of his side bottom.

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Heath Scotland launches his assault on The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Heath Scotland has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for assault. Scotland pleaded guilty to a charge of assault during an incident in Victoria in 2012.

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 former NRL player Ben Barba 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.

Scotland was involved in a brawl which left one man unconscious at the Mulwala Ski Club near Yarrawonga. As a result, he was formally charged with common assault, assault occasioning bodily harm and violent disorder. The ex-midfielder was given a two year good behaviour bond without conviction.

Scotland also avoided conviction for an assault charge in 2005. Perhaps he can blame his behaviour on the unstabilising effect of playing for sworn enemies Carlton and Collingwood during his career.

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Brian Taylor nominated for Il Gruppo di Personaggi Famosi di La Medaglia Frownlow.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame has been re-named in honour of former AFL player Brian Taylor. The prestigious award will now be known as Il Gruppo di Personaggi Famosi di La Medaglia Frownlow, because

“That’s how they pronounce it in Italy.”

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 code-swapper Karmichael Hunt was 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.

Taylor attracted heavy criticism recently for his pronunciation of the surname of Orazio Fantasia, while commentating for the AFL on channel 7. A number of people explained the correct pronunciation of Fantasia’s name, but Taylor refused to change the way he says the name, arguing that;

“We don’t pronounce Italian names in the full Italian way. We pronounce it with the Australianism in it, and that’s how we’ll continue to do it.”

This, despite the fact that Fantasia himself would like Taylor to pronounce his name differently.

The former Collingwood and Richmond player then defended his comments, stating that he loves Italian food, especially Fokakia, Parmedjana and Osso Bucko, paired of course with a Kappa Keino.

He also revealed that he plans to visit Pizza one day, especially after a friend explained to him that its famous tower leans because one side of it is made out of thick crust, while the other side contains thin crust.

Taylor is adamant that he will commentate on the sport he loves for many more years, or at least until Robert DiPierdomenico’s kids start playing first grade.

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