Ricky Nixon, the controversial Aussie Rules agent who had his licence revoked by authorities and cannot operate for a period of two years.
Nixon, who was a major influence on young Irish players travelling to Australia over the past decade, had been involved in serious allegations relating to an underage girl and fled the country for a time. He has since admitted to “inappropriate dealings” with the 17-year-old and accepted his involvement in the sex and drugs scandal that rocked the sport. After an investigation of carried out by the AFL Players Association, the decision was taken to relieve Nixon of his duties for the next two years.
“The board has found that Ricky has in recent times made serious errors of judgement, which warrant a serious response”, said AFLPA chairman Ian Prendergast. Nixon expressed his “disappointment” at the decision and stated that he is reviewing his options and may decide to appeal the ban.