The career of controversial Aussie Rules agent, Ricky Nixon, hangs in the balance after he admitted yesterday to inappropriate dealing with a teenage girl at the centre of an AFL sex scandal.
The agent, who represents Kerry’s Tommy Walsh, admitted in an interview with Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun that he had been in the girl’s hotel room but denied anything further took place , despite her claims to the contrary.
“In hindsight my dealings with this girl were inappropriate and I regret them,” he told the newspaper. “I won’t be seeing her again.”
Nixon (47) said he had taken alcohol to the girl’s room, where she was staying at the expense of the St Kilda Football Club.
The girl was involved in a major controversy earlier in the year when she released naked photographs of St Kilda players on an end-of-season-trip, which included Nixon’s star client, Nick Riewoldt.
Nixon admitted he had been to her hotel three times, including on Valentine’s Day last Monday. He spoke of his regret and vowed not to see her again. The girl has claimed their relationship had developed into an affair.
Two years ago, Nixon was fined $1,250 (€927) and had his driving licence suspended for 10 months after crashing his car into a tram in Melbourne.