Dustin Martin gets even more creepy.

Dustin Martin has earned his second nomination for The Fronwlow Medal in 2022 with a video that is even more creepy than the act which earned him his first nomination of the year.

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 AFL hero appears in a video sent to the children of a man who is accused of assaulting their mother.

The Whatsapp video was allegedly sent on behalf of Victorian construction union head John Setka, who has been accused of domestic violence against his estranged wife, who is in crisis care. In the video, Martin offers to take the children out for lunch when he gets back from holidays, and the woman believes it was an attempt to pressure her children, who are Richmond Tigers fans.

Sources from within the union movement stated that Setka had no contact with Martin “and definitely didn’t ask him or ask anyone else to get a video made.”

Setka also denies the allegations of violence, while the domestic violence organisation said in writing that Setka posed an “imminent risk” to the family’s safety. The estranged wife stated:

“I’ve ceased contact between him and the children because of the effect his verbal and emotional abuse is having on the children,” she said. “Yet John Setka is still trying to contact me via WhatsApp and via Dustin Martin.”

Martin’s video proves that Australian children should be vaccinated against professional footballers, and is even more creepy than his first scandal of the year. On the eve of a final’s match between Richmond and Brisbane, an old video was released which showed Martin touching a woman’s bare breasts from behind before walking away laughing. The amateur video, which was taken in a club many years ago, earned Martin the nickname Titty Fiddler.

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Dustin Martin has great touch.

Dustin Martin is regarded as one of the best AFL players of his generation, due largely to his great hands. He demonstrated his golden touch recently in a leaked video which has earned him yet another nomination for The Fronwlow 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 star Jarryd Hayne is the most recent recipient.

Martin appears in a leaked video reaching around from behind a woman and grabbing her breast as she sits on the lap of another man, before he is seen walking away laughing. Sources believe the video was taken as far back as 2015, but only surfaced in the last week or so.

The Richmond superstar is supposed to play in the all important elimination final against Brisbane in a matter of hours.

Dusty’s golden touch has landed him in trouble in the past.

He was suspended for 2 weeks in 2012 for missing a training session. In 2013, he was caught running a red light, and a year later was fined after driving suspended. His greatest off-field achievement came in 2015, when he used his delicate hands to hold chopsticks and threatened to drive them into a woman’s eye at a Japanese restaurant.

Will Dusty play against the Lions tonight?

Will he be punished for this incident, or will he prove yet again that if you’re good enough, you get away with anything?

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Ben Cousins drags Polo and McGuane into the spotlight.

Ben Cousins is a legend of The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame and his reputation has drawn two former AFL players into contention for Australia’s most prestigious inter-code award. Dean Polo and Luke McGuane earned their nomination after they became involved in a drunken incident in which Cousins punched teammate Daniel Connors outside a Sydney hotel in 2010.

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. Former NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and 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.

Polo and McGuane received a one-week suspension from Richmond for their part in the incident but of more importance is their nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, which could see their names listed alongside some of the true greats of Australian football.

For the full list of current nominees for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, go to www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/

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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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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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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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