Wayne Carey earns a Wife Beater Tattoo.

Former AFL player Wayne Carey has been awarded a Wife Beater Tattoo after being found guilty of numerous charges of violence against women.

Carey was inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame in 2015 for his famous extra-marital affair and other scandals, but earned the prestigious tattoo following physical abuse of various women. The tattoo also grants him access to The Frownlow Medal Wife Beaters Club.

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.

Carey pleaded guilty to indecent assault after grabbing a woman’s breast on a Melbourne street in 1997, allegedly asking her “Why don’t you get a bigger pair of tits?”

The North Melbourne star escaped any serious punishment, then in 2007 his girlfriend at the time told police he had smashed a wine glass in her face, cutting her mouth and neck. When police attended the scene in Miami, Carey kicked a female police officer in the mouth. His girlfriend later dropped charges, but Carey was convicted for assaulting the officer.

The respected TV commentator wasn’t done though. Only a year later, police were called again, this time to his home in Port Melbourne after reports of domestic violence. When they arrived, he assaulted them and had to be subdued with capsicum spray. He was convicted and fined $2000 for assault and resisting police.

Furthermore, it was reported that the Kangaroos paid a $15,000 settlement to a woman he allegedly sexually harassed.

Carey will be inked immediately, and fans will see his Wife Beater Tattoo every time he appears on the commentary team or a reality TV show.

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Could a woman be inducted into The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame?

A woman could enter The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame for the first time in the award’s history after former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley cemented his nomination. Laidley was a man when first nominated on charges of stalking but is currently transitioning to a woman and is known as Dani.

Laidley’s scandal fits into the bizarre category of Frownlow nominations and involves arrest, breaching bail, stalking, cross dressing, accusations of transphobia, leaked photos, classic tabloid journalism and an official police investigation. Laidley recently pleaded guilty to the charges but avoided conviction.

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.

Female footballers are eligible for the prestigious award but not one has ever been nominated, because not one has ever committed an off-field scandal.

Laidley was found late one night dressed in women’s clothing and wearing a wig, and was subsequently arrested and charged with stalking. During the court case, it was revealed that the behaviour included leaving flowers on the victim’s car and phoning her 43 times in one day, as well as loitering outside and photographing her Melbourne home and attending her workplace over a week between April and May.

Laidley is also reported to have said:

 “I want to walk you down the aisle. I want to make you the happiest person in the world”.

“Let me in. We are meant to be together.”

The story sparked further controversy when photos of him still in disguise inside the police station were leaked to the press. The appearance of the photos in tabloid newspapers sparked outrage from Laidley’s legal team and the public, who labelled it a gross invasion of privacy. The leak provoked an official inquiry from Victoria police and seven police employees were apparently suspended and another six were transferred to other duties.

Reports indicate that the former North Melbourne premiership player and coach was allegedly already on bail when arrested, and that he had previously been charged with breaching a family violence order.

Will Laidley make history and earn a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year?

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David Dench awarded honorary Doctorate from The Frownlow Medal University.

Former AFL player David Dench has been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after serving time in prison for defrauding a university. Dench spent four months in jail in 2008 as punishment for his role in a scheme to defraud Victoria University out of millions of dollars.

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 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.

The former North Melbourne fullback and captain was charged specifically with nine counts of obtaining property by deception and aiding and abetting the receipt of a secret commission.

Dench entered the AFL Hall of Fame in 2008 and was voted North Melbourne best and fairest on four occasions. This makes him the only member of the AFL Hall of Fame to have served time behind bars, but not the first Hall of Famer to be nominated for Frownlow Medal honours. In this elite club, he joins Gary Ablett Sr., Jason Akermanis, Glenn Archer, Wayne Carey, Robert DiPierdomenico and James Hird.

Judges of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame have reminded Mr. Dench that any attempt to defraud Australia’s most prestigious inter-code award will destroy his chances of induction and deny him the chance of sitting beside some of Australia’s greatest footballers.

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Nick Larkey and Cameron Zurhaar become the AFL's first coronavirus victims.

AFL players Nick Larkey and Cameron Zurhaar have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal after defying pleas to self-isolate during the coronavirus.

The North Melbourne players hosted a raucous and noisy party late into the night, moments after the government and health authorities had asked people to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the disease.

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.

Larkey and Zurhaar initially denied doing anything wrong, claiming that when they saw ‘corona’ all over the news, they just thought it was an excuse to knock back some cans of Mexico’s most famous beverage. They have since apologised to their neighbours, who complained about the noise and the decision to invite friends to their home in the middle of a deadly pandemic. They can’t be suspended from playing obviously.

Hosting a party is the weakest nomination in the history of The Frownlow Medal. In the past, players have been nominated for offences as serious as assault, drug trafficking, prison sentences and rape. However, never before has a party with your mates had the potential to kill people.

The players were attacked on social media by the public and footy fans, who had just learned that the AFL season had been suspended for months.

The young Kangaroos join an already long list of nominees for Frownlow honours this year, but will be required to watch the Frownlow awards night from home.

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David King takes one for the road.

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Another day, another footballer charged with drink-driving.

Former AFL player David King has been charged with drink-driving just days after Greg Inglis and Liam Ryan were charged with the same offence.

In doing so, King earned a very late nomination for 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. Kiwi international Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 before Corey Norman in 2016 and Tim Simona in 2017.

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.

King was caught driving under the influence in the early hours of the morning and was involved in a minor collision with another car. He has stood down from his role as a commentator on Fox Footy while the matter is investigated.

The controversy hit the papers just days after Inglis lost the captaincy of the Australian Rugby League team and Ryan won the AFL premiership with the West Coast Eagles.

Unfortunately for the dual premiership winner, a last minute drink-driving charge may not be enough to earn a place in The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame against players who have been nominated for assault, domestic violence, prison time, drug dealing and alcohol abuse.

For more information about the contenders for this year’s Hall of Fame, go to http://www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal.

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