Matthew Campbell’s greatest punt.

Former AFL player Matthew Campbell has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for an arrest outside Crown casino. Campbell was arrested for kicking a car outside Crown in 2013. He was apparently angry at being kicked out of the casino for intoxication.

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.

As a result of the off-field kick, the car was damaged and Campbell was delisted for North Melbourne. Campbell may not be inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year, but he will surely go down in history for being the only AFL player sacked for kicking.

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Have a beer with an alcoholic.

Rugby League fans are being urged to share a beer with Queensland footy hero Jason Smith in order to celebrate his nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for offences related to the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Smith confessed to years of drug and alcohol abuse and was charged with drug possession offences after ending his football career, during which he represented Australia.

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.

Encouraging people to have a drink with a recovering alcoholic may seem a little odd, but this is the exact advice given to the people of Toowoomba and Queensland by lawyer Chris Hannay, who represented Smith during his court hearings for possession of cocaine, and who believed it would help the State of Origin hero to get his life back on track.

During the court proceedings and afterwards, Smith confessed to years of alcohol and drug abuse and claims he considered suicide. He was also implicated in the drug supply ring which earned prison sentences for two other former NRL players and Frownlow nominees, Matt Seers and John Touma.

Fans of Smith can enjoy a few quiet ones while they wait to find out if their hero has done enough to be inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

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Wayne Bennett punished for smiling.

Wayne Bennett thought he would get away with it. The former rugby league player and famed coach thought no one would notice him dining out at a restaurant in Sydney. Then he smiled. Patrons were shocked, the press was alerted and Bennett was found guilty of breaching the NRL’s biosecurity measures. As a result, the South Sydney Rabbitohs coach was punished by the NRL and nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Bennett played a number of games for Australia and Queensland and is one of the most successful and famous coaches in the history of rugby league. He is just as well known for his reluctance to smile, even when his team wins.

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.

Patrons at the restaurant in Leichhardt said they didn’t notice Bennett throughout the main course, and claim that after he finished the first glass of red and was receiving his dessert the grin started to appear on his face. His cover was blown and everyone in attendance could see that it was the famously unemotional NRL coach who was sharing a meal with them.

Bennett must stay away from his players and Rabbitohs staff for two weeks in line with the NRL’s COVID-19 rules, which means that and players and fans will miss his cheery demeanour.

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Everyone’s favourite footballer nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

The most popular figure in Australian football, Wendell Sailor, has finally been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame. Fans of the Frownlow and Sailor have been calling out for his nomination since the award’s inception and have finally had their voices heard.

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.

Sailor was nominated for returning a positive test for cocaine in 2006, while he was playing for the Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition. The duel international received a further nomination after being suspended for a clash with a fellow patron in a pub in South Africa.

The great news for Sailor’s fans is that he is now guaranteed to attend the Frownlow Medal awards ceremony as a nominee and a correspondent for one of the media networks who utilise his services.

Fans can also see his smiling face at www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/ alongside a host of Australia’s football heroes.

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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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