James Tedesco launches $Quid Games.

NRL player James Tedesco has called out professional footballers during the launch of his new reality TV show $Quid Games, which will feature Frownlow nominees whose scandals have cost them at least $10,000.

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.

Tedesco was inspired to create the show after his own recent controversy involving accusations of racial vilification and reference to the South Korean Netflix series Squid Game. The NSW captain was accused of calling out the name of the show at a woman of Asian descent after a night of heavy drinking with teammates. The incident resulted in a $10,000 fine and charges of drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Squid Game is based on a fictional reality TV show which is similar to the shows on which many footballers appear after an off-field scandal destroys their public image. For this reason, Tedesco was motivated to provide yet another opportunity his colleagues to rescue their personal brand.

“It’s like ‘quid’ you know, like the word for money,” he explained during the launch.

“It’s called quid, with a dollar sign, because any player who wants to go on the show has to have committed a scandal for which they were fined at least $10,000, and have at least one nomination for The Frownlow Medal. So, like, it has to be pretty serious, more than just public urination or getting caught with ecstasy.”

The Sydney Roosters star went on to explain that players who have not been fined a minimum of $10,000 could still join other Frownlow nominees in a quinella, trifecta, quadie or ‘$Quid Game Multi’ and combine their fines for a chance to be included in the show.

Once selected, players will be supplied with copious amounts of alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, sports gambling accounts, smart phones, internet, toilet cubicles, social media accounts, motor vehicles and access to the opposite sex, and be prompted to commit as many disgraceful acts as possible each episode. Fans will then vote for the role model who has committed the greatest scandal, and that player will be crowned the winner.

What does the winner receive?

The most prestigious prize in Australian sport: The Frownlow Medal.

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A Burgess Brothers Take-Over.

The Burgess brothers of the NRL have staged a take-over of The Fronwlow Medal Hall of Fame after Luke earned a nomination for a drunken bar fight in Arizona. Luke now joins younger brothers Sam and George as nominees for the prestigious award in 2021.

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.

Luke and teammate John Sutton were handcuffed outside a bar in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2015 during a South Sydney pre-season training camp. They were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. They were forced to sit on the kerb after it was alleged that the bouncer has asked Sutton to leave and Burgess intervened and pushed the bouncer to the ground, drawing blood.

The police report claimed Sutton and Burgess were intoxicated, rude and aggressive towards the bouncer before the fight, and told bar staff to ‘come outside’ upon being asked to leave. The bouncer later dropped charges against the pair after an ‘agreement’ was reached.

Luke has retired from the NRL after playing with the Rabbitohs and Manly, and is now a ride-share driver with DiDi.

This marks the first time three brothers have been nominated for Frownlow honours in the same year. The Silvagni brothers of the AFL earned nominations in 2019 and Matthew and Andrew Johns have both been nominated.

Earlier this year, George was nominated for numerous scandals.

He took two nude selfies in 2013 and they somehow made their way onto the gay porn site and were also circulated on Twitter. No one was able to explain how they ended up on the site, and no action was taken against Burgess by either the NRL or the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

In the same year, he was given a two-match suspension and a $10,000 fine after he was charged by Queensland police with throwing a street sign through a car window in Redlynch near Cairns. He was charged with two counts of wilful damage to a car and was ordered to undertake an anger management program and 50 hours of community work.

To strengthen his bid for a place in the hall of fame, he then got himself involved in a road rage incident in 2021, just weeks after signing a deal with the Dragons to return to the NRL. It is alleged that Burgess left his vehicle after he said he was being filmed by another driver, had an argument, and threw the man’s phone on the ground. He was charged with malicious damage.

Meanwhile, Sam is a perennial Frownlow favourite, having earned nominations for either the medal or the hall of fame in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, for incidents including driving offences, social media scandals and allegations of domestic violence.

Earlier this year he was caught driving without a valid NSW licence and using an unregistered vehicle, and allegedly failed a drug test. Some media outlets claim he tested positive for cocaine, and was on his way to pick up his children. Sam is already in the hall of fame.

Three of the four Burgess brothers are now in contention for a prized position in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. The only question is, will brother Tom join them?

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David Nofoaluma winds back the clock.

NRL player David Nofoaluma used an old-school trick to earn a nomination for The Frownlow Medal when he turned up to training hungover. While his NRL colleagues are earning nominations for COVID-19 breaches, Nofoaluma employed a tried and true tactic to stake a claim for the most prestigious 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 AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

Nofoaluma reportedly arrived at training hungover after attending a wedding the night before. He was not suspended or fined but was sent home and later dumped from the team’s leadership group. He now joins a very, very long list of Frownlow nominees who were part of a football leadership group.

Fortunately for the winger, he won’t have to attend training the morning after the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, which will be held later this year.

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Half-price drinks at Northies.

Northies in Cronulla is offering half-price drinks to any footballer who has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal or The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. The move recognises the enormous contribution the club has made to the medal, and the enormous contribution nominees have made to the club’s bank balance.

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.

“Northies has a long and proud connection to The Frownlow Medal,” announced the club. “For that reason, we are proud to offer half-price drinks to any footballer who has been nominated for Frownlow honours, especially considering that many of those incidents happened right here.”

“Northies has hosted many scandals which have led to Frownlow glory. 2016 winner Corey Norman got a follow up nomination here just a few weeks ago, alongside his buddy James Segeyaro. Ben Barba won the medal in 2019 and it was here that he got caught with cocaine after the great Sharkies victory in 2016, and got kicked out of the NRL for the first time.”

“Of course, who will ever forget the images of Todd Carney urinating into his own mouth – right here in this very club”

The bar was also referenced by current Sharks player Toby Rudolf during the post-match interview which landed him in trouble, and Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson got themselves into hot water on a night out that began at Northies.

“We are unable to confirm or deny if Toby has pulled here,” the spokesperson stressed.

The popular venue also made history recently.

“We even hosted the first Frownlow nomination for a woman when Nita Maynard took on some of our security guards. We respect diversity so we are very proud to be the site of such a milestone for women.”

The move is also seen as an attempt by the club to earn the right to host the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame at the end of this year. The party of the year has previously been held at venues such as The Star casino in Sydney or Hillsong Church, but the Cronulla watering hole is adamant it can host the function successfully.

“The number of Frownlow nominations that have been earned here proves that this is a place where footballers can let loose and have fun.”

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Is it too hot to get drunk?

Is the Aussie summer the wrong time to have a beer? Is it just too hot for a coldie or too hot to kick back with a beverage or two – and get up to mischief?

It must be, because players from the A-League football competition rarely get involved in scandals that could earn them a nomination for The Frownlow Medal, and their competition is the only code which takes place in the summer months Down Under. In contrast, players from the winter codes commit endless off-field atrocities and dominate the award. At the same time, alcohol causes most of the scandals which sustain 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.

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.

Why don’t A-League players earn many Frownlow nominations?

Are football/soccer players already too dehydrated? Are they completely sapped of fluids after 90 minutes of elite football in the Aussie summer sun? Are their tanks so empty that they simply can’t fathom the notion of getting drunk after a game and further dehydrating themselves?

They must be.

Otherwise, how else does one explain the fact that so few football/soccer players from Australia’s national league recieve nominations for The Frownlow Medal, or even The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

The A-League has supplied only 5 nominees for the medal, and only 2 for the hall of fame. Ahmad Elrich is the only hall of fame inductee. This from a total of about 400 combined nominees since the award’s inception in 2015. No A-League player has ever won the medal, while every other code has claimed the prestigious award. Five medallists have played NRL, including 2018 winner Karmichael Hunt. One has played Super Rugby (Hunt) and two have played AFL (Taylor and Hunt). A-League players have not even come close to winning.

If the A-League switched to winter, would more players receive nominations?

It must be the heat.

Or is it?

Scandals occur in summer. Countless players have been busted for bar brawls, public urination, bestiality, public defecation, drink-driving, public nudity, sexual harassment, assault, drug use, social media faux pas and countless other incidents after consuming too much alcohol – during summer. In fact, Christmas, New Year’s and Australia Day are popular times for nominations – almost as popular as Mad Monday.

What about the women?

Female footballers also disprove the aforementioned theory. The women’s AFL, Super Rugby and NRL competitions all take place in winter, and all female first-grade players from the four codes are eligible for Australia’s most prestigious award.. But not one has ever been nominated.

Thus, the question remains,

Why do so few A-League players earn nominations for The Frownlow Medal?

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Every Member of The Rat Pack Nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Ben Johnson has become the final member of The Rat Pack to be nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being involved in a drunken brawl. Johnson was charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault after he tangled with teammate Chris Tarrant outside a Melbourne hotel in 2006.

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. Former 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 former Collingwood player avoided conviction for the offence but did enough to earn a nomination for the Hall of Fame, alongside fellow Rat Pack members and former Collingwood players Tarrant, Dane Swan, Alan Didak and Heath Shaw.

The Rat Pack boys have been nominated for offences such as alcohol abuse, drink driving, alcohol abuse, assault, alcohol abuse, nude photos, alcohol abuse, indecent exposure, alcohol abuse, illicit drug use, alcohol abuse, links to organised crime, alcohol abuse and punching a politician – although many Australians would consider the last incident an achievement rather than an offence.

The boys are planning a mighty reunion at the awards ceremony for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.

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Warwick Waugh nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former Wallaby Warwick Waugh has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being caught drink driving. Waugh recorded a mid-range alcohol reading as he was on his way home from a charity fundraiser.

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 ex Randwick and Australian representative was fined $800 as a result of the offence, and was ordered to have an interlock device fitted to his car.

The talented forward will no doubt be elated to have earned a nomination for Australia’s most prestigious sporting award, but should not assume that he will be inducted. He joins 30 other former footballers in contention for the hall of fame in 2020. They include past AFL players Heath Scotland, who was nominated for assault, and David Dench and Aaron Lord, who were found guilty of fraud. Another former AFL player, Justin Murphy, was found guilty of violence against women, the same alleged offence which led to nominations for ex NRL players Sam Burgess and Wes Naiqama.

Waugh, meanwhile, will not be the only nominee taking a taxi to the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.

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10-Million-Dollar Man nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for mixing alcohol with fame.

The 10-million-dollar man has been reprimanded a number of times during his career 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. Rugby League player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and ex-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 Hawthorn and Sydney forward embroiled himself in controversy when he reportedly verbally abused and physically intimidated a woman during a drunken night out at a bar in Melbourne.

Following reports of his behaviour on social media, Franklin took to social media himself, like any good footballer would do, to tweet a defence of his actions. The woman who accused Franklin of intimidation later accepted Franklin’s personal apology.

The star was again chastised for drunken behaviour, however, in the corporate box at the F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2013. He then embarrassed himself in 2014 when he crashed into a row of parked cars in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Rose Bay.

Franklin’s on-field performances and his multi-million-dollar contract with the Sydney Swans surely put him in contention for induction into the AFL Hall of Fame one day, but has he done enough to earn a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

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Daniel Kerr’s second Frownlow nomination is more than a bit of fun.

Former AFL player Daniel Kerr claims that passing out drunk in the street in Kalgoorlie was just a bit of fun, but his second nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame is dead serious.

The West Coast Eagles hero was found by a member of the public asleep on the street in the outback town after what he described as a harmless night out with his mates. He was assessed by police and later released.

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.

Kerr was far more serious when he spoke of his second nomination for the most prestigious award in Australian sport.

“I got my first nomination in 2016, with my Dad,” he explained.

“We didn’t get inducted into the hall of fame, even though we did stuff like forging prescriptions, setting a house on fire, assault, alcohol abuse and even getting in a fight with Ben Cousins. We were ripped off – and I reckon I should be inducted this year.”

Kerr is determined to right the wrongs of the past and see himself in the hall of fame alongside players such as Cousins and Brendan Fevola, and this is why he travelled all the way to the remote mining town to get on the booze with his mates. Passing out in the main street was a statement that Kerr is serious about attracting the attention of Frownlow judges yet again.

The former Eagle is seeking glory, but also a free lifetime pass to the awards ceremony for The Frownlow Medal and the hall of fame, at which inductees are given free food and drink, and any other substances they can acquire.

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Joe Ofahengaue to switch allegiance to Australia.

NRL player Joe Ofahengaue is rumoured to have switched allegiance from Tonga to Australia after being charged with an alcohol-related incident.

Ofahengaue was reportedly involved in an alchol-related motor vehicle incident while returning from a party over the Australia Day weekend, and was praised for displaying true Aussie patriotism.

“There’s nothing more Aussie than getting drunk on Australia Day,” said a spokesman for the Kangaroos selectors.

“Sinking too much piss and making a fool of yourself, then having the story break on January 26 – that’s True Blue. We need this guy in our national team and we’re just finalising the paperwork.”

The incident also earned Ofahengaue 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 NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

Aussies will be overjoyed at the news, after Tonga defeated the Kangaroos in a test match at the end of 2019. The young Broncos forward was a member of the Tongan forward pack which is possibly the best in the world.

The Queensland State of Origin representative first caught the attention of selectors in 2017, when he was caught cheating at a casino and paid a $400 fine. He also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence in 2019 and was fined $200.

Ofahengaue was last spotted in a Bintang singlet leaving a tattoo parlour with a new southern cross tattoo. He can now look forward to the beginning of the NRL season, and the end of year awards ceremony for The Frownlow Medal.

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