Nathan Bock joins the Frownlow Wife Beaters Club.

Former AFL player Nathan Bock has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after admitting to slapping his partner and throwing beer in her face in Adelaide in 2009. He has also earned a prized Wife Beater tattoo.

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.

The Adelaide Crows defender and All Australian representative was charged with assault and property damage and accused of causing his girlfriend ‘considerable pain’. A court handed him a 12-month good behaviour bond and a $200 fine while the Crows slapped him with an ‘indefinite’ suspension from the club – which lasted only one game.

Bock later apologised through a prepared statement while his lawyer, Stephen White, was reported as saying,

“…in the context, these are not serious assaults,” before adding,

“…he is very mindful that he is a role model to younger people.”

This role model was later offered a contract with the Gold Coast Suns, despite the assault charges. Bock will now wait for the judges to decide if he joins a host of fellow Wife Beaters in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Stuart Dew unleashes a torrent.

Former AFL player Stuart Dew started urinating in public two years ago-and has only just finished. The rotund coach of the Gold Coast Suns let forth a river after a drinking session in 2018 and has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after footage of the incident was recently leaked.

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.

Dew won premierships as a player with Port Adelaide and Hawthorn and currently coaches the Suns, and was filmed relieving himself outside the Miami Tavern Shark Barn in Queensland. Reports indicate that the Gold Coast club knew about the video months ago but decided not to take action.

The footage was apparently filmed by a staff member of the club who is believed to have released it after being let go by the Suns.

Dew, meanwhile, will have another chance to provide Australians with drought relief when he attends the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.

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Brayden reacts Crossley to his Frownlow nomination.

AFL player Brayden Crossley is furious that it has taken so long for judges of The Frownlow Medal to nominate him for the prestigious award, after he allegedly tested positive to illicit drugs.

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.

Reports of Crossley’s alleged drug use surfaced days ago, but he has only just been nominated for Frownlow honours.

“Why did it take so long?” he asked.

“I put my hand up for a nomination, for an award that is super popular and super hard to win, and it takes them this long to nominate me. Is it because I don’t play NRL? I know they always nominate NRL players,” he continued.

“I need this award, because let’s face it, I might not have an AFL career soon. Someone needed to act faster and nominate me – to give me a fair chance of winning.”

The Gold Coast Suns player allegedly tested positive to cocaine on the day of a lower-grade match in which he played. If he is found guilty, he could be banned from AFL for up to four years.

The young ruckman will find out in a few months is he has done enough to win the most prestigious award in Australian sport.

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