Michael Jennings earns his fifth Frownlow nomination.

Former NRL player Michael Jennings has collected his fifth Frownlow nomination after his ex-wife accused him of rape. Jennings has now been nominated in five of the last six years and could finally win induction into 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 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.

Jennings is locked in a dramatic battle involving himself, his ex-wife and current girlfriend, as well as the media. He is defending civil proceedings in the NSW District Court as his ex-wife is seeking damages for personal injuries, and made allegations that he repeatedly raped her during their relationship. She claims the former premiership winner raped her five or six times and subjected her to emotional and verbal abuse. Jennings has denied the allegations and has never been charged by police.

Media networks jumped on the story after learning that the former NRL star’s new partner made potentially defamatory statements on social media. His current girlfriend is accused of posting defamatory comments about Jennings’ ex-wife.

A soap opera court case is appropriate for a player who surrounded himself with drama throughout his career. Despite representing NSW, Australia and Tonga, Jennings will also be remembered for numerous incidents which saw him earn Frownlow nominations in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He was eventually kicked out of the NRL in 2020 for taking performance enhancing drugs, and littered his career with incidents including repeated alcohol abuse, offensive behaviour, kicking a boom gate, liking Israel Folau’s homophobic posts and confessing to taking illicit drugs.

Will 2021 see Jennings finally win the accoldaes he deserves?

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Michael Jennings must do better.

Former NRL player Michael Jennings dropped a bombshell recently, but it won’t get him what he wants. Jennings admitted to taking illicit drugs during his playing career, but is naive if he thinks that is enough to win The Frownlow Medal 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.

The former NSW and Tonga representative admitted to taking drugs during a court case for alleged rape, and claims he consumed party drugs consistently between 2013 and 2016.

Now, it’s likely that poor Michael is a little bit confused. Firstly, he took drugs, which has affected his memory. Secondly, he was knocked in the head many times during his long footy career. Furthermore, he was kicked out of the NRL in 2020 after returning a positive sample for banned substances Ligandrol and Ibutamoren and three of their metabolites.

Party dugs, performance enhancing drugs…who can tell the difference?

Michael might also be confused about where he took the drugs. He claims he enjoyed them after games, during Mad Monday and after the grand final victory with the Roosters in 2013. However, Jennings might be referring to the awards nights for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, which he attended in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020, after being nominated in each of those years. He was resting a hangover in 2017.

Snorting a bit of cocaine will not win the Frownlow in 2021. Jarryd Hayne has already been found guilty of sexual assault, Tristan Sailor has been accused of sexual assault, and Manase Fainu has been accused of stabbing someone. Plus, there’s a lot of time between now and December 31st.

What is certain is that if he can keep himself out of prison, Jennings can attend the Frownlow awards night again this year, where he can wipe away bad memories with all of the drugs he wants.

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Michael Jennings wants The Frownlow Medal before he finishes his career.

NRL veteran Michael Jennings is determined to win The Frownlow Medal before he hangs up his boots and earned his fourth nomination for the award after testing positive for two banned substances.

The Parramatta Eels centre may have played his last game in the NRL as he has been ruled out of tonight’s elimination final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs and could be banned for many years if his B samples also test positive to Ligandrol and Ibutamoren.

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.

Jennings had his phone and laptop confiscated by officials from WADA on the morning of the game against the Rabbitohs. Unconfirmed reports claim that Jennings told the officials he created the controversy in order to finally win the Frownlow after three previous failed attempts. In 2016, 2018 and 2019, the former Origin player made bids for the award with actions such as:

Being dropped from Penrith for arriving at training under the influence of alcohol

Being fined $10,000 for drinking

Being arrested and charged with offensive behaviour

Being accused of kicking a boom gate while drunk

Being accused of intoxication and bad behaviour at a Sydney nightspot

Pressing ‘like’ in reaction to Israel Folau’s famous homophobic social media post.

Jennings has publicly denied the charges and will not face consequences until the B sample test results are returned. One of the substances he is accused of taking is a growth hormone, and experts suggest that the premiership winning player was trying to grow a brain.

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God endorses candidates for The Frownlow Medal.

It’s official. God has spoken. The omnipotent being has given his blessing to the comments of Israel Folau and all of the footballers who supported the comments, and has endorsed their candidature for The Frownlow Medal.

God inspired Folau to post on social media that homosexuals would go to hell. Folau’s post was widely criticised but it received many likes from active footballers across three codes, who said it aligned with their Christian beliefs.

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.

Players were ‘outed’ for liking Folau’s post, and some of them apologised, or claimed to have supported the post without investigating its content. Others, such as Wallabies hooker Taniela Tupou, and Queensland Reds captain Samu Kerevi, defended their right to support Foloau because of their strong Christian faith.

Even the son of God, Gary Ablett Jr, was drawn into the controversy when he ‘liked’ the post on social media.

The following players at one point ‘liked’ Foloau’s instagram post:

Tupou

Kerevi

Ablett Jr.

Matthew Kennedy (AFL)

Tolu Latu (Super Rugby)

Allan Alaalatoa (Super Rugby)

Marika Koroibete (Super Rugby)

Brad Takaraingi (NRL)

Curtis Rona (Super Rugby)

Manu Ma’u (NRL)

Tim Mannah (NRL)

Michael Jennings (NRL)

Anthony Milford (NRL)

The judges of The Frownlow Medal have let it be known that they will not be attending confession if Folau or any of his brethren fail to win The Frownlow Medal this year.

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