Daniel Rioli backs Shai Bolton’s bid for The Frownlow Medal.

AFL player Daniel Rioli supports Shai Bolton‘s nomination for The Frownlow Medal and is ecstatic to receive his own after the teammates were involved in a fight at a night club recently.

The Richmond players were drawn into the fight when another man apparently acted inappropriately towards Rioli’s girlfriend. The altercation gave Bolton a fractured wrist, while Rioli was reportedly punched in the face and sustained a cut under his eye which required two stitches. Sources claim that Bolton stepped in to help Rioli with the unnamed patron.

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.

Bolton will subsequently miss two to three games as the Tigers attempt to defend their premiership and remain the most dominant AFL team in recent history.

A nightclub fight is a great way to earn a nomination for The Frownlow Medal, and is just one of the off-field scandals used by 2016 medallist Corey Norman during his troubled career. However, Rioli and Bolton will find it tough to win the medal this year after their coach and club failed to take any punitive action against the players, arguing that they were both sticking up for their mates and were provoked. They can at least look forward to award’s night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year where a drunken footballer is sure to hit on their girlfriends.

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Sydney Stack nominated for The Frownlow Medal again…and again.

AFL player Sydney Stack has become the second player in history to earn three nominations for The Frownlow Medal in the same year, after being arrested for breaching quarantine and disorderly conduct, plus a controversial social media post.

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.

Stack was arrested during a brawl outside a pub in Perth recently, and spent time in a police cell over the Christmas holidays. While processing the arrest, police also realised that Stack was supposed to be in self-isolation and not out partying. To strengthen his bid for The Frownlow Medal, Stack also posted an image wearing a ring reading ‘1%er’, which is apparently associated with bikie gangs.

He is a 1%er, as only fellow AFL player Tyson Stengle has also earned three Frownlow nominations in the same year.

The Richmond rookie scored his first Frownlow nomination earlier this year when he was banned for 10 games, after he and teammate Callum Coleman-Jones were involved in a fight outside a Surfers Paradise strip club.

Will Stack become the first AFL player to win The Frownlow Medal?

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Why Buddy and Dusty met with Eddie Hayson.

AFL players Dustin Martin and Lance Buddy Franklin have revealed that they met with notorious Sydney identity Eddie Hayson because they were desperate to earn nominations for The Frownlow Medal.

The sporting champions were spotted at a restaurant with the infamous Hayson and the media went into a frenzy attempting to explain the meeting. The players finally revealed that they were making a last ditch effort to secure nominations for the most prestigious prize in Australian sport.

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.

The AFL legends were seen with the notorious gambling figure and former brothel owner who has been the subject of police inquiries in the past and was suspected of using inside information provided by NRL players to gamble on matches.

Franklin and Martin have both been nominated for Frownlow honours in the past, and were keen to remind the rookies that they’re still a threat on and off the feild.

Franklin actually achieves the rare honour of being nominated for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, in the same year. He earned his hall of fame nomination for reportedly verbally abusing and physically intimidating a woman at a bar in Melbourne and for defending his actions on Twitter. He then got drunk and embarrassed himself at the F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2013, and crashed into a row of parked cars in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Rose Bay in 2014.

Dusty, meanwhile, has an even more colourful record. The Richmond legend was nominated for The Frownlow Medal in 2016 for threatening to stab a woman in the eye with chopsticks, making a handcuff gesture to fans, giving the two finger salute to fans, missing training after mixing prescription drugs with alcohol, and for driving while suspended.

The Frownlow Medal would cap off a great season for Martin, who won the premiership with Richmond and the Norm Smith medal, and it would redeem a disappointing year for Franklin who struggled with injury and watched his Sydney Swans finish near the bottom of the ladder.

The sporting heroes will find out in a matter of weeks if they’ve done enough to win the greatest prize in Australian sport. They’ve been assured they can invite Hayson to the award’s night, because attendees will be in need of some company.

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Are Richmond players obsessed with other people’s private parts?

Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones confirmed suspicions that Richmond Tigers players have an unhealthy obsession with other people’s private parts when they were arrested outside a strip club.

Stack and Coleman-Jones have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal after being arrested for allegedly fighting outside Hollywood Showgirls strip club on the Gold Coast, just days after some of their teammates were caught touching each other’s nether regions during a post-match celebration.

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 Tigers were reportedly kicked out of the club and are alleged to have become involved in a wild street brawl at 3.30am, right across the road from a police station. Reports also indicate that both players suffered facial injuries.

The duo are likely to face tough criticism from the Australian public and even their own fans, as residents of Tigerland are living through the strictest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the country. The visit to the club is a breach of the AFL bio-security protocols.

In their defence, the players claimed they were on official AFL business when the incident occured.

“We were researching performers for the Grand Final,” said Coleman-Jones.

“Yeah,” confirmed Stack “the AFL bosses told us to go and find some talent for the half-time show, and because the grand final is going to be in Brisbane this year, we thought we should look local. Stripping is great family-friendly entertainment and they’re from Hollywood so they should be great at entertaining people.”

“That’s right,” affirmed Coleman-Jones, “I was really entertained”

Reports also suggest that the scuffle damaged the kebabs that the players had ordered from the kebab shop outside the strip club, and that when the fight was over, the players ordered more kebabs.

“It’s important for elite athletes to keep up their nutrition,” Stack said.

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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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Richmond players make a grab at The Frownlow Medal.

“I’ll get inside you and take you to Tigerland,” promised one Richmond player to another, and the experience was deemed so pleasurable that it was repeated many times. In the locker room, singing the team song while celebrating a victory, and in full view of the cameras, Jayden Short, Nick Vlastuin and Jack Riewoldt touched their teammates in very private places and thus earned themselves a nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

Short, Vlastuin and Riewoldt were caught on camera touching teammates’ genitals and attempting to put their hands in places that a footballer’s fingers have not been since Frownlow Hall of Fame inductee John Hopoate put his where the sun don’t shine during a rugby league game. Reports also emerged that St Kilda player Dan Butler is fond of a fondle after the game, and may have picked up the habit while playing at Richmond.

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 nominations are some of the most bizarre in Frownlow history, and the ‘hand balls’ sparked a divisive debate across social media. Some fans believe its just harmless fun between teammates and part of professional sport, while others claim the habit is disgraceful, disgusting, a bad example by role models, and even constitutes sexual assault.

The players have also failed to explain their fascination with Mabior Chol, who was on the receiving end of their touching on numerous occasions. Fans are also asking what the Richmond players would have done if they’d lost the games.

The incident became even more controversial when Richmond staff shut down questions about the grabbing during a post-match press conference. The AFL, meanwhile, issued an official statement labelling the actions “…inappropriate, unacceptable and juvenile.”

All four players have been invited to attend the awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year, and fellow nominees are being warned not to turn their backs.

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Two Bloody Idiots Nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL players Royce Vardy and Jay Schulz have been nominated for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being charged with drink driving. The two separate incidents are all the more severe due to the fact that the Transport Accident Commission was the major sponsor of their Richmond club when both players were charged.

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.

Vardy committed his offence in 2001 and Schulz decided to surpass his colleague. In 2005, Schulz was found guilty of drink driving and speeding at a time when the slogan warning all Australians to obey the road rules was,

“If you drink and drive, you’re a bloody idiot.”

Schulz had his licence suspended for six months and was fined $5000. He also copped a swipe from Richmond managers, who told the press,

“…he’s been in the system three years, so the amount of education he’s had on this has been extensive.”

The former Tigers remain circumspect of their chances of induction. A driving offence while playing for a team sponsored by a government department promoting road safety was not enough to earn Geelong’s Joel Selwood a place in the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Schulz has a greater chance than Vardy, having been involved in a highly publicised training stoush with teammate Jackson Trengove in 2011.

If Schulz and Vardy do snag an invite to the awards ceremony, one imagines they will be catching the bus.

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Chris Yarran goes on a rampage through The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former AFL player Chris Yarran has torn apart The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame in a desperate attempt to earn the highest honour in Australian sport. Yarran was nominated for Frownlow honours after being sentenced to jail for a drug-fuelled crime spree, and ransacked the hall of fame to honour its incumbents.

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.

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.

Yarran destroyed plaques belonging to some of the greats of Australian football and stole a car belonging to one of the judges, before assaulting a security guard and escaping.

He later told judges, through his lawyer, that this was his last chance to impress the Frownlow panel before he becomes a guest of her majesty for five years. Knowing he only had limited time, Yarran tried to do as much damage as possible to prove that he belongs in the hall of fame, alongside many other ex-footballers who are also serving jail sentences.

The caretakers of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame moved quickly to clean up Yarran’s mess, as they are used to this kind of behaviour from footballers who are desperate to win the most prestigious award in Australian sport.

Yarran has certainly impressed Frownlow judges, but he will have to wait until later this year to find out if he has been inducted into the hall of fame.

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Brian Taylor nominated for Il Gruppo di Personaggi Famosi di La Medaglia Frownlow.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame has been re-named in honour of former AFL player Brian Taylor. The prestigious award will now be known as Il Gruppo di Personaggi Famosi di La Medaglia Frownlow, because

“That’s how they pronounce it in Italy.”

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.

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.

Taylor attracted heavy criticism recently for his pronunciation of the surname of Orazio Fantasia, while commentating for the AFL on channel 7. A number of people explained the correct pronunciation of Fantasia’s name, but Taylor refused to change the way he says the name, arguing that;

“We don’t pronounce Italian names in the full Italian way. We pronounce it with the Australianism in it, and that’s how we’ll continue to do it.”

This, despite the fact that Fantasia himself would like Taylor to pronounce his name differently.

The former Collingwood and Richmond player then defended his comments, stating that he loves Italian food, especially Fokakia, Parmedjana and Osso Bucko, paired of course with a Kappa Keino.

He also revealed that he plans to visit Pizza one day, especially after a friend explained to him that its famous tower leans because one side of it is made out of thick crust, while the other side contains thin crust.

Taylor is adamant that he will commentate on the sport he loves for many more years, or at least until Robert DiPierdomenico’s kids start playing first grade.

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