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Just on SEN, Martin thrown out of a restaurant(Mr Miagi) after threatening to stab a woman with a chopstick. Allegedly.
Sounds like he was drunk. Richmond to comment soon.

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Topic starter Posted : 07/12/2015 15:13
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Brendon Gale will be on SEN on Monday morning at 8 am, I suppose the subject might come up.

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Posted : 30/01/2016 17:51
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Didn't Ox shoot his mouth off early?

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Posted : 30/01/2016 18:26
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Richmond president Peggy O'Neal criticises AFL for insisting Dustin Martin 'chopstick' penalty remains
Caroline Wilson
The Age
23 March, 2016

Richmond president Peggy O'Neal says she remains disappointed the AFL forced the club's hand in issuing Dustin Martin with a suspended $5000 fine even though he had been cleared of any wrongdoing during last year's controversial restaurant incident.

O'Neal said the AFL had leaned on the Tigers to punish Martin – who had been accused of threatening a woman with a chopstick at a Japanese restaurant in Windsor – in some form to make a point even though the player had been found not guilty of any serious offence during investigations by the club, the league and Victoria Police.

"I didn't think it was necessary," said O'Neal. "If it was Trent Cotchin how would we have handled that? He would have been given a warning.

"The way Dustin looks attracts attention and it was said that he was a recidivist, but Dustin has not been a repeat offender. He is not a violent person, quite the opposite.

"I thought it

was just making a point. We recommended that they let us handle the matter internally after the investigation. I suppose the question is, 'Are you going to fine every player who is drunk in public?'."

Describing the complexities of the incident and its fallout, O'Neal said both she and chief executive Brendon Gale had been strongly criticised across social media for not immediately penalising Martin after he was accused by the woman.

"Me being female and Brendon being a White Ribbon ambassador made us even bigger targets for our handling of it," said the Tigers president. "I was unhappy with Dustin that he was out and he was drunk, but he is one of our employees so we had a responsibility towards him.

"We didn't want to be seen to cover up or being seen to protect him, but we needed to find out what happened.

"Both parties I guess were unreliable witnesses, but we did get to the truth of the matter once others were given the chance to come forward with the facts.

"I just wish Dustin had been given more space to get to the truth of what really happened."

Martin was cleared of any serious wrongdoing by the Victoria Police well before the Tigers announced in mid-January that he would receive a suspended fine.

This was despite the fact Gale had resisted handing down the penalty after Richmond had previously worked closely with the AFL's investigation team in a bid to uncover the facts of the incident.

Martin was reportedly intoxicated after spending the day at a music festival and had been dining at the restaurant Mr Miyagi where it was alleged he became angry after a 30-year-old Sydney woman told him to calm down.

He later said in a statement released by the club: "Regrettably, I was intoxicated and that, in itself, is completely unacceptable.

"I do, however, take responsibility for my behaviour and I am deeply embarrassed. If anything I have said or done has caused anyone to feel threatened, then that is totally inappropriate."

Martin also apologised to the woman.

Victoria Police released a statement three days before Christmas, revealing that "after reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to all parties involved, including numerous independent witnesses at the restaurant on the night, investigators determined that no criminal offence took place".

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/richmond-president-peggy-oneal-criticises-afl-for-insisting-dustin-martin-chopstick-penalty-remains-20160322-gnom7z.html

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Posted : 23/03/2016 06:15
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It's all about justice and equality :confused:

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Posted : 23/03/2016 08:39
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Forbesy, post: 1468156, member: 4649 wrote: Richmond president Peggy O'Neal criticises AFL for insisting Dustin Martin 'chopstick' penalty remains
Caroline Wilson
The Age
23 March, 2016

Richmond president Peggy O'Neal says she remains disappointed the AFL forced the club's hand in issuing Dustin Martin with a suspended $5000 fine even though he had been cleared of any wrongdoing during last year's controversial restaurant incident.

O'Neal said the AFL had leaned on the Tigers to punish Martin – who had been accused of threatening a woman with a chopstick at a Japanese restaurant in Windsor – in some form to make a point even though the player had been found not guilty of any serious offence during investigations by the club, the league and Victoria Police.

"I didn't think it was necessary," said O'Neal. "If it was Trent Cotchin how would we have handled that? He would have been given a warning.

"The way Dustin looks attracts attention and it was said that he was a recidivist, but Dustin has not been a repeat offender. He is not a violent person, quite the opposite.

"I thought it

was just making a point. We recommended that they let us handle the matter internally after the investigation. I suppose the question is, 'Are you going to fine every player who is drunk in public?'."

Describing the complexities of the incident and its fallout, O'Neal said both she and chief executive Brendon Gale had been strongly criticised across social media for not immediately penalising Martin after he was accused by the woman.

"Me being female and Brendon being a White Ribbon ambassador made us even bigger targets for our handling of it," said the Tigers president. "I was unhappy with Dustin that he was out and he was drunk, but he is one of our employees so we had a responsibility towards him.

"We didn't want to be seen to cover up or being seen to protect him, but we needed to find out what happened.

"Both parties I guess were unreliable witnesses, but we did get to the truth of the matter once others were given the chance to come forward with the facts.

"I just wish Dustin had been given more space to get to the truth of what really happened."

Martin was cleared of any serious wrongdoing by the Victoria Police well before the Tigers announced in mid-January that he would receive a suspended fine.

This was despite the fact Gale had resisted handing down the penalty after Richmond had previously worked closely with the AFL's investigation team in a bid to uncover the facts of the incident.

Martin was reportedly intoxicated after spending the day at a music festival and had been dining at the restaurant Mr Miyagi where it was alleged he became angry after a 30-year-old Sydney woman told him to calm down.

He later said in a statement released by the club: "Regrettably, I was intoxicated and that, in itself, is completely unacceptable.

"I do, however, take responsibility for my behaviour and I am deeply embarrassed. If anything I have said or done has caused anyone to feel threatened, then that is totally inappropriate."

Martin also apologised to the woman.

Victoria Police released a statement three days before Christmas, revealing that "after reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to all parties involved, including numerous independent witnesses at the restaurant on the night, investigators determined that no criminal offence took place".

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/richmond-president-peggy-oneal-criticises-afl-for-insisting-dustin-martin-chopstick-penalty-remains-20160322-gnom7z.html

Finally she speaks out. Unfortunately it's just to say we're weak and bent over for Gil and his PC cronies.

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Posted : 23/03/2016 10:01
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That wasn't my reaction. A welcome stand taken. Our approach to the situation was strong and measured, not weak and knee-jerk, and now that the dust has settled something more can be said.

Haters gonna hate?

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Posted : 23/03/2016 10:45
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Nah, the time to say something was when the AFL was putting on the pressure for an unwarranted fine and what should have been said then was P%@#-off Gil

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Posted : 23/03/2016 12:13
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They handled it well and they had to follow the AFL as it makes the rules but clearly it was begrudgingly. Peggy has put it on the table though, which will be remembered in the future.

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Posted : 23/03/2016 15:42
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Note Ralphys article in HUN today - I thought it read like subliminal propaganda...

DUSTIN IS A THUG
Although he hasn't really done anything
REPEATED DISCIPLINE ISSUES
although he's missed hardly any footy
MANAGER A DOUCHE AND DAD A CRIM
played elite level footy the whole time
CLUB WORRIED ABOUT DISTRACTIONS AND COMPANY KEPT
in no way has this effected his football

It seems they love to just keep throwing out petrol - even whilst appearing to support Dusty this article bangs all the same old hysteria drums.

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Posted : 23/03/2016 16:25
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And so my disdain for the pathetically relentless , self serving , parasitic football media starts again.

All the pretentious wank TV stations ran the (non) story the same way tonite >>

'DUMMY SPIT !!'

'Dusty does a runner...AT HIS OWN PRESS CONFERENCE !!'

What utter CRAP !

So here's what really happened >>

The first question Dusty gets is about his contract. He feeds the gulls a small chip and then moves on.

He's then asked the exact same question ( only with different wording) 5 times in the next 30 seconds.

Twice Dusty responds with.. "C'mon guys , I'm here to talk about the new Sherrin"

Of course that doesn't stop the gulls , they keep coming so Choco steps in and answers pretty much the same way as Dusty.

Not one thing about the new Sherrin was quoted in the stories on Ch9 or Ch10.

And Dusty was absolutely right to pull the pin. And no he didn't 'storm out' or 'spit the dummy' or any other bullshit the media used to make their story up.

But the thing that really got me riled up was the anecdote by Tony Flograg Jones when they crossed back to him at the desk.

This is what he said >>

"So as Martin made a hasty exit , so too did any chance of pumping up the new Sherrin"

I want to punch that prick right in his new choppers as I'm typing this.

THOSE MIGHTY TIGERS !

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Posted : 08/03/2017 18:31
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A Current Affair later meted out similar harassment to Grant Hackett, following him around the airport, as he boarded a flight to a rehabilitation clinic.
He handled the situation very well.
Certainly, Tony Jones has set a new low.
Dustin Martin is a genuinely interesting personality but will sadly have to swear off media appearances if they continue to treat him with contempt.

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Posted : 09/03/2017 00:33
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Chompers has always been a scumbag. One day someone will give him some less expensive dental work than what he's used to.

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Posted : 09/03/2017 09:25
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Black, post: 1490151, member: 5108 wrote: And so my disdain for the pathetically relentless , self serving , parasitic football media starts again.

It was naive of Choco to think it would turn out any different.

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Posted : 09/03/2017 11:32
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What was failed to be reported is the fact that after Dusty "stormed off", he can be seen in the background signing autographs. Hardly the reaction of someone who supposedly fled the presser IMHO!

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Posted : 09/03/2017 12:23
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Ned, post: 1490189, member: 1 wrote: after Dusty "stormed off",

The BOM reported that the storm was travelling at a massive 2 klm/hour ...

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Posted : 09/03/2017 13:11
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Lazza, post: 1490191, member: 5471 wrote: The BOM reported that the storm was travelling at a massive 2 klm/hour ...

Perhaps he's leaving his storming to when the Tiges storm into the finals. (Or the next time he goes to the rugby.)

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Posted : 09/03/2017 13:50
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Interesting that Jones wants to make smart arse comments about others despite possessing the thinnest skin in football.

I know for a fact that last season when the players started calling him Chompers in the Footy Show news cross there was a massive blow-up and all sorts of threats were bandied around.

If you're committed enough, you can make any story work.

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Posted : 09/03/2017 16:32
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Bones, post: 1490186, member: 11173 wrote: It was naive of Choco to think it would turn out any different.

That's true but I deadset feel sorry for the kid.

Yeh I know he earns a lot of cash and all , but the media's agenda to 'get' him is sickening.

He sent out his first tweet for months yesterday and I liked the content of it.

thebigricho, post: 1490198, member: 9766 wrote: Interesting that Jones wants to make smart arse comments about others despite possessing the thinnest skin in football.

I know for a fact that last season when the players started calling him Chompers in the Footy Show news cross there was a massive blow-up and all sorts of threats were bandied around.

He's just a smarmy , smartarse prick in my opinion and I have it from an impeccable source that he went batshit crazy in the corridors of Channel 9 after being informed that Brayshaw was gonna replace him as host of the Sunday Footy Show a few years back. 🙂

THOSE MIGHTY TIGERS !

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Posted : 09/03/2017 18:06
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Chompers is the one that said Dusty threatened to murder the woman with the chopsticks.

I don't like him

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Posted : 09/03/2017 19:06
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@vines

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