Andrew Lovett awarded rare honour.

Former AFL player Andrew Lovett is the fist footballer ever to earn a second Wife Beater Tattoo from The Frownlow Medal. Lovett earned his first tattoo after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman, and has been found guilty of the same crime for a second time.

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.

Lovett was recently found guilty of ongoing domestic violence lasting nearly two years. The crime included punching, spitting and threatening, and he was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Lovett spent Christmas 2021 behind bars after being refused bail for the assaults. The long list of incidents include leaving the victim with multiple bruises on her arms after the couple argued about going to bed. He also threatened her with references to his bikie gang links, and falsely claimed he got a previous partner pregnant, as well as blaming her for making him angry and accusing her of cheating on him before punching her in the head.

On another occasion, the talented forward arrived home drunk after an AFL function and spat on the victim, before pouring beer over her. However, during the court case in which Lovett represented himself, he accused the victim of being drunk and being the aggressor in the relationship.

As a reult of the continued assaults, Lovett was ordered to stay away from the victim, but contacted her via his brother’s Instagram account.

Lovett was awarded his first Wife Beater Tattoo for assault of another woman, which occurred in 2011 on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The woman had taken Lovett in when he was homeless, and that the assault started after Lovett discovered the woman had told someone that he sold his medals to fund his alcohol and gambling addictions. One of the medals was from the Anzac Day game in 2005.

The tattoos will appear on each of the hands he used to assault the women.

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Andrew Lovett joins The Frownlow Medal Wife Beaters Club.

Former AFL player Andrew Lovett is the latest footballer to join The Fronwlow Medal Wife Beaters club after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman. Lovett also earns a Wife Beater Tattoo.

The club comprises footballers who have been found guilty of violence against women, and have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal or 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 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.

Lovett pleaded guilty to the assault which occurred in 2011 on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The court heard that the woman had taken Lovett in when he was homeless, and that the assault started after Lovett discovered the woman had told someone that he sold his medals to fund his alcohol and gambling addictions. One of the medals was from the Anzac Day game in 2005.

Lovett then reportedly smashed the woman’s phone before grabbing the victim by the throat and throwing her to the ground numerous times. He also held her down on the couch, while her baby slept nearby. The woman was left with neck and chest injuries, he was given a $2500 fine and escaped prison time.

The Frownlow Medal Wife Beaters Club contains winners of The Frownlow Medal, including Jarryd Hayne and Elijah Taylor. Hayne won the medal in 2021 after being found guilty of sexual assault and sent to prison, while Taylor was found guilty of domestic violence and kicked out of the AFL.

Many footballers have also been inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame as a result of their crimes. Nick Stevens served time behind bars for viciously assaulting his former partner, and Craig Wells was also imprisoned for drugging and raping a teenage girl, after he had played for the Wallabies. Other members of this not-so-exclusive club are still playing in their respective codes, are still winning premierships, are still being selected in representative teams and are still being praised as role models to young people.

The Frownlow Medal Wife Beaters Club:

NRL

Kenny Edwards

Zane Tetevano

Ben Barba

Jake Friend

Anthony Watts

Isaac Gordon

Richie Fa’aoso

Anthony Cherrington

Addin Fonua-Blake

Kirisome Auva’a

Jarryd Hayne

Jamil Hopoate

AFL

Elijah Taylor

Nick Stevens

Liam Jurrah

Andrew Lovett

Wayne Carey

Rugby Union

Craig Wells

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Andrew Lovett earns a Wife Beater Tattoo.

Former AFL player Andrew Lovett has earned a Wife Beater Tattoo from The Fronwlow Medal after pleading guilty to violence against women.

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.

Lovett pleaded guilty to the assault which occurred in 2011 on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The court heard that the woman had taken Lovett in when he was homeless, and that the assault started after Lovett discovered the woman had told someone that he sold his medals to fund his alcohol and gambling addictions. One of the medals was from the Anzac Day game in 2005.

Lovett then reportedly smashed the woman’s phone before grabbing the victim by the throat and throwing her to the ground numerous times. He also held her down on the couch, while her baby slept nearby. The woman was left with neck and chest injuries, while Lovett was given a $2500 fine and escaped prison time.

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Jake Carlisle snorts cocaine…that’s tonight on A Current Affair.

Former AFL player Jake Carlisle can thank A Current Affair for his nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. Carlisle was filmed by the Channel 9 program snorting cocaine on the same day that he was traded from Essendon To St Kilda in 2015.

And they say all publicity is good publicity.

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.

Carlisle received a two match suspension for his actions, but it didn’t damage his form too much, because he was already serving a suspension for his role in the Essendon performance enhancing drugs saga.

Carlisle’s appearance on A Current Affair does make one ponder…is “Footballer Snorts Cocaine’” even a news story these days? Maybe only if they bite a dog at the same time.

St Kilda Club officials claimed he faced a much harsher penalty than a media grilling upon his arrival at St Kilda.

“…he’s got to front Nick Riewoldt and our leadership group,’ they explained.

The club extrapolated on the reaction of the leadership group.

“They’re absolutely filthy. They’ve done a lot of work to really be clear on what it is they want our club to stand for.”

To find out exactly what Australian football clubs stand for, go to www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/

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Gach Nyuon wanted by judges of The Frownlow Medal.

Judges of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame are searching for former AFL player Gach Nyuon in order to issue him with his second Frownlow nomination. The former Essendon rookie has not been in contact with judges since he failed to appear in court on charges of armed robbery and 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, 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.

Nyuon has recently been playing lower-grade football and has fallen from the lofty heights of the AFL. He now becomes one of the select few footballers to have been nominated for both The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

The ex-Bomber received his first nomination in 2016, when he was charged with public intoxication, threatening to kill an Uber driver, resisting arrest and property damage. He didn’t win the Frownlow that year because NRL player Corey Norman got himself involved in even more off-field drama. However, Nyuon has a very good chance of redeeming himself this year and earning induction into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Matthew ‘Stoked’ to be Nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Matthew Stokes was elated to have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for drugs charges. The ex-Geelong and Essendon player expressed shock and delight at being considered among some of the true greats of football in Australia for possession and trafficking of cocaine in 2010.

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 whole 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.

Stokes was given a 12-month good behaviour bond and fined $3000 for his behaviour.

“I can’t put it into words how I feel. I’m just so stoked, so excited,” he proclaimed.

“I never thought I’d be nominated for just a few drug charges, I mean, some of the boys have put in some serious hard yards over the years to be nominated for this award. Some of them have gone to jail, assaulted people, bashed women, had sex with dogs, gambled their lives away, trashed hotels and taxis and one guy even raped a teenage girl – that’s heavy.”

As for his own chances of induction.

“Yeah, nah mate, I’m just so happy to be nominated and now I’ve gotta leave it up to the selectors.”

Stokes was also given the rare honour of joining the catering committee for the after party of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame awards ceremony later this year.

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Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson to cater The Frownlow Medal after party.

Former AFL player and coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has promised players the biggest after party in the history of the Frownlow awards night later this year, after being charged with drug possession.

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 fellow 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.

Thompson is extremely confident of providing the necessary ingredients for an epic night, after he was charged with offences including trafficking methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and LSD, and of possessing prescription drugs without a prescription in 2018.

Authorities were initially suspicious of the large quantities of drugs in Thompson’s home, but once he explained that they were being set aside for footballers at the Frownlow after party, the charges of trafficking were dropped and he was only punished for the lesser charge of possession.

Thompson won three premierships with Essendon and coached the team in 2014. He also coached Geelong to a premiership.

The AFL star would not divulge the details of his plans for the party, but did reveal that he had invited Frownlow legend Ben Cousins, who is sure to attend, unless he is in prison. Thompson will find out during the grand ceremony if he himself has done enough to be cap off the night with an induction into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Scott Cummings and Dane Swan to host a brand new podcast.

Former AFL players Scott Cummings and Dane Swan will return to the airwaves with a new podcast called ‘Dirty Ditties’.

The exciting podcast promises side-splitting humour plus a summary of the off-field exploits which have earned footballers nominations for The Frownlow Medal and 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 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.

Dirty Ditties will replace the Humpday podcast which was axed after Swan and Cummings were heard making jokes about issues of sexual assault and mistreatment of women. The controversy also cost Cummings his role as AFL commentator on radio station 3AW.

“It’s all good fun,” the duo said of their new podcast.

“Assaulting women, slapping taxi drivers, public nudity, robbery, alcohol and gambling addiction, sex tapes and good old bar fights are are all just harmless fun, so is getting drunk and throwing your shoes at horses during a harness race. This is exactly what we’ll be celebrating in Dirty Ditties,” explained Cummings.

“If anyone thinks that’s not humour, they can fuck off,” added Swan.

Cummings, the 1999 Coleman Medallist, earns his first hall of fame nomination, while Swan is well known to Frownlow judges after naked photos of him ended up in a women’s magazine, he broke a booze ban, he admitted to illicit drug use and was once caught drink driving.

The Dirty Ditties podcast can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Meanwhile,Cummings is being considered for the role of master of ceremonies for the grand awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.

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