Former AFL player Nick Stevens has been nominated for the Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame after being jailed for three months and fined $3000 for domestic violence.
Stevens played for both Port Adelaide and Carlton and recently confessed in court to repeated physical abuse of his ex-partner.
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. The first medal was awarded to Sydney Roosters and New Zealand representative Shaun Kenny-Dowall in 2015.
The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Todd Carney.
Stevens will find out in October if he has been inducted into the Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame and was last seen exiting court hand in hand with an attractive young woman.