Justin Murphy nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Justin Murphy has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after prolonged physical abuse of his ex-girlfriend saw him serve two jail sentences and revealed a deep drug addiction.

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.

Murphy was first sentenced to prison for six months in 2017, after it was discovered that he had abused his then girlfriend both physically and financially. In one of the more severe incidents, Murphy held the woman down and attacked her with a blowtorch. Her injuries were so severe that she was forced to have a finger amputated. He then returned to the woman’s house a year later, got naked and ignited the same blow torhc, threatening to burn his ex and her house.

The former Geelong, Carlton, Essendon and Richmond player also managed to withdraw money from her bank account without her permission, and she was forced to move house on numerous occasions so that Murphy would not find her, even after he was released from his first stint behind bars. He then served another 59-day sentence for what was described as a sustained campaign of terror against his ex-partner.

Murphy was also required to complete community service and drug rehabilitation programs, as his legal team claimed the violence was connected to a strong addiction to ice and GHB.

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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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