His list of offences start in 1997, remember, with an indecent assault charge, to which he pled guilty.
He always was a s**t bloke, and it was very hard watching him throughout those years.
He got away with a huge amount of poor behaviour because he was a good footballer, and frankly, the club...
The league's best and most recognisable player assaulting someone? There'd be TV cameras at the police station to film him leaving.
It's not that this story hasn't come out yet - it simply didn't happen.
If a footballer was involved in a business, it's written by the business writer.
If a footballer does something on social issues, it's written by a social affairs writer.
If a footballer is accused of a crime, it's written by the crime reporter.
If Dustin Martin beat up an Uber driver, that's...
You do realise that the AFL controls Port Adelaide, yeah?
And that the extra distribution received by Port Adelaide is bigger than all but one Victorian club?
And that the Port Adelaide debt guaranteed by the AFL is the third highest in the AFL?
And the net asset position of Port Adelaide...
I know if North Melbourne ceased to exist I wouldn't follow footy any more. I've hardly watched a non-North game for years (less than half of the grand finals of the past decade, for instance) so I wouldn't even really miss it.
Club's been around since 1869. We've had ups and downs, not going to deny it. But has there been a Victorian club that has not been in financial trouble at some point?
Richmond and Collingwood are the gold standard for clubs getting themselves out of the shitter financially. We've done it in...