38 Players, One Club and Grant Hackett Nominated for Frownlow Medal Honours.

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A total of 38 players, one club and Grant Hackett have received nominations for the prestigious Frownlow Medal, even before the winter football codes reach the halfway point of their seasons.

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.

The West Coast Eagles AFL club joined the list for a racist tweet while Grant Hackett was nominated after being recruited by Collingwood in the hope that the club will win something in 2016.

A mysterious penis from the Wests Tigers is in the running as are the eleven unkown Collingwood players who tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.

The judges are yet to decide whether Parramatta Eels player Kieran Foran will be nominated for misuse of prescription medication.

A full list of nominees is provided below.

Name Code Club Action
1 Mitchell Pearce NRL Sydney Roosters Filmed simulating sex with a dog, while intoxicated, on Australia Day. Video posted on social media.
2 Ben Hunt NRL Brisbane Broncos Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
3 Anthony Milford NRL Brisbane Broncos Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
4 Jarrod Wallace NRL Brisbane Broncos Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
5 Dylan Napa NRL Sydney Roosters Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
6 Edrick Lee NRL Canberra Raiders Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
7 Chris Grevsmuhl NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
8 Valentine Holmes NRL Cronulla Sharks Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
9 Cameron Munster NRL Melbourne Storm Breaking curfew at QLD emerging Origin camp
10 Jack Bird NRL Cronulla Sharks Involved in an incident at a bar, supporting Shaun  Kenny-Dowall
11 Dustin Martin AFL Richmond Tigers Accused of threatening to stab woman in the eye with chopsticks at a Japanese restaurant while intoxicated.
12 Jobe Watson AFL Essendon Bombers Involved in controversy which could see him lose his 2012 Brownlow Medal. Possibly first player to win Brownlow and Frownlow Medals.
13 Matthew Lodge NRL West Tigers, former. Involved in crimes in The USA while intoxicated. Spent time in US Prison. Frownlow nomination dependent on eligibility.
14 Kurt Mann NRL St George Dragons Filmed his mate throwing a goanna, posted the video on social media which included a racist remark.
15 Brad Hill AFL Hawthorn Hawks Involved in a police investigation into violence at a nightclub in Victoria.
1 West Coast Eagles AFL West Coast Eagles Staff member posted the words ‘yellow peril’ on the club’s official twitter account.
16 Mystery penis NRL Wests Tigers Unknown rookie photographed his own penis while representing the club then posted it on social media.
17 Liam Knight NRL Manly Sea Eagles Arrested for speeding and drink driving while on his P Plates.
18 Manu Vatuvei NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
19 Ben Matulino NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
20 Bodene Thompson NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
21 Konrad Hurrell NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
22 Albert Vete NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
23 Sam Lisone NRL New Zealand Warriors Stood down from New Zealand Warriors first grade team due to ‘attitude’.
24 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
25 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
26 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
27 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
28 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
29 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
30 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
31 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
32 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
33 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
34 Unknown AFL Collingwood As yet unnamed players tested positive to illicit drug use during the off season.
35 Daniel Georgievski A-League Melbourne Victory Fighting with a fan after his side’s loss.
36 Aaron Gray NRL South Sydney Misuse of Prescription medicine.
37 Dylan Walker NRL South Sydney Misuse of Prescription medicine.
38 Sam Burgess NRL South Sydney Using phone while driving. Posting the video on social media.

Existing nominees and their footballing colleagues have until October to impress the judges of Australia’s most fiercely contested inter-code award.

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