Jordan De Goey suffers massive blow after court ruling.

Jordan De Goey is devastated after learning that his chances of winning The Fronwlow Medal have decreased following a court ruling in the United States. Authorities have dropped charges of groping a woman that led to the AFL player being arrested in New York recently.

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.

De Goey had been charged with allegedly groping a woman on the dance floor in a nightclub and assaulting her male friend when he came to assist. The groping charges have been dropped, while the other charges are still being considered.

Before the decision, the Collingwood star was a solid chance of winning The Fronwlow Medal. His charges were severe enough and he had already been nominated twice before in 2021. He has also been nominated many times in previous years, for charges including speeding, drink-driving and driving without a licence.

Furthermore, he was accused of allegedly assaulting a woman in Australia a few years ago, but has a talent for evading prosecution for such charges.

However, the competition for Frownlow honours is extremely strong this year. NRL star Jarryd Hayne is in prison for raping a woman and at least 40 other footballers are in contention. Losing the charge of groping a woman will make it difficult for De Goey to defeat his rivals. That said, history shows that if anyone can do it, Jordan can.

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Brad Fittler’s offensive on air blunder.

Former NRL player Brad Fittler made a terrible on air blunder and has earned himself another nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Fittler was commentating on the game between South Sydney and Parramatta when a Rabbitohs player passed the ball to a teammate and got it back from his teammate before diving over the line to score, prompting Fittler to call the Souths player an ‘Indian Giver’ – not once but twice.

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 rugby league legend may not be aware but the term Indian Giver is considered offensive in the United States. The phrase has its origins in the early days of the colonisation of the US, and referred to the tradition of giving a gift and expecting a gift in return. It’s original use might have been innocent, but it came to describe people so ungenerous that they take back gifts as soon as they are given or immediately demand a present in return. In more recent times, it was used in a derogatory way to refer to First Nations people of North America.

The NSW Blues player and coach earned his first Frownlow nomination in 2018. He was once labelled ‘the drunkest human being ever’ by police after he was found lying outside Glebe Police Station in Sydney. On another occasion, he was drunk and half naked and tried to enter the hotel room of two women.

Fittler has now been given another chance to enter The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame, as well as free enrolment in a history course at an adult community college.

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