Victor Radley to lie back and think of England.

Victor Radley will have to lie back and think of England next time he gets excited about representative football after learning that his soft hands are no longer welcome in the NSW dressing rooms.

Radley recently demonstrated his love for one of his Blues teammates, and the gesture has earned him his second 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.

Radley was issued with a suspended fine after being caught on camera performing a lewd act on Blues teammate Joseph Suaalii after the siren sounded on game 2 of State of Origin. He waited for the cameras to focus on him, then mimicked an explicit hand gesture on fellow Sydney Rooster Suaalii before reeling away laughing.

“Everyone wants to get their hands on young Joseph,” Radley said in his defence, “not just me. I was just showing him how much everyone in the Blues camp loves him and why he should stay in league and not go to union, no matter how much they pay him.”

“I took one for the team to try to make him a Blue for life. I don’t know if Joe’s into that sort of thing, but, you know, I’m here for him, whatever he needs. Plus, you know what, I don’t regret it, and I’ll do it in the Roosters dressing room as well if I have to. I’ll do it after every game, before every game and even at half time if I have to just to keep the young bloke in our sport.”

It may be Radley’s final act in a Blues jersey, as he recently declared his international allegiance to England and this could make him ineligible for State of Origin, and ineligible to share a representative dressing room with Suaalii.

Strangely enough, it is not as bizarre as Radley’s first Frownlow nomination. In 2021, he was nominated for tackling someone. Yes, a rugby league player was punished for tackling someone. The back-rower was suspended for two games after tackling a person in the street outside a house party in Byron Bay late one evening and issued with a suspended $20,000 fine.

Suaalii has not been invited to the awards night for The Fronwlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year, but Radley is sure to find many more wayward footballers keen to live out their homoerotic fantasies.

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I’m not drunk, I’m happy…

NRL player Victor Radley has denied the allegations which have earned him his second nomination for The Frownlow Medal in just a few months. Radley was reportedly kicked off a flight recently for drunken behaviour, but claims he was just in a good mood.

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 Sydney Roosters player was kicked off the flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney for alleged drunken behaviour, and was forced to fly back home the following day. He claims he was just laughing loudly and not drunk, but he is still under investigation by the NRL. This follows an earlier investigation after he landed himself in trouble for tackling a man on the street late one night in Byron Bay in December 2020.

The Roosters might be losing their patience with the talented back rower. He didn’t play against the Titans, and only flew up to watch a friend play, because is currently suspended for a head high tackle in a game a few weeks ago. He has already weakened a team without Boyd Cordner, Jake Friend, Lindsay Collins, Brett Morris, Angus Creighton and others, as well as James Tedesco who was on Origin duty.

When Radley was eventually allowed onto the plane, he joined Roosters players and officials on the same flight – awkward.

Some pundits even tipped Radley to play for NSW this year. At this rate, he may not play at all. At least he can console himself with the knowledge that he is in a much stronger position to win The Frownlow Medal, which will be awarded later this year.

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Footballer punished for tackling someone.

The world has officially gone mad. A rugby league player has been punished for tackling another man. An athlete who has been trained from childhood to throw himself at other men in order to halt their forward progress has been fined and forced to miss one game, and earned himslef a nomination for The Frownlow Medal.

Victor Radley was fined $20,000 recently after he was found guilty of tackling a member of the public outside a house party in Byron Bay in December 2020.

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.

Radley was given a two-match ban but was set to miss one game anyway due to injury. Does that mean he hurt himself while tackling the man? If not, should he have been tackling a random person on the street if he was already injured? He should have checked with Tom Trobojevic before he challenged a bloke to a late-night test of physical prowess.

The Sydney Roosters forward is alleged to have headbutted and punched the man during the altercation, and to have told friends that the man came to the party uninvited and pushed a woman, but these claims have not been proven. Radley will now undertake an education and training course, as he failed to report the incident to the NRL.

Radley is famous for throwing his relatively small frame at much larger opponents, but will have to confine this behaviour to the football field from now on.

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