Excuse the typically p1sspoor standard of writing ('tis the Herald Scum after all…). Of all the shorter-than-they-should-have-been Essendon careers, this is the one that saddens me most of all. At his pomp he was genuinely breathtaking to watch.
What a spectacularly awful self-inflicted fall from grace… If he doesn’t already, he’s going to sit back one day and wonder what could’ve/should’ve been…
Ex-AFL star Andrew Lovett accused of terrifying attack on woman
REBEKAH CAVANAGH, Sunday Herald Sun
November 25, 2017 11:54am
TROUBLED former AFL star Andrew Lovett stands accused of a terrifying attack on a woman.
The ex-Essendon player has been charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault following the alleged beating in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula on August 4.
Photos of the woman’s injuries, including bruising around her neck, form part of police’s evidence.
The Sunday Herald Sun believes Lovett had been in a relationship with the woman.
Lovett, 35, was listed to face the charges in Frankston Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday but he attended, without legal representation, and successfully requested an adjournment over the counter to January.
The former Essendon star looks far different from his playing days, almost unrecognisable in a baggy black T-shirt, shorts and thongs. He had a bushy beard, and was sporting a diamond stud in his ear and a nose ring.
Lovett, played 88 games for Essendon from 2005-09, and received the best-afield medal in the 2005 Anzac Day match. After his football career ended, Lovett played in the Sunraysia League and in Darwin, until he was signed on for this year’s season with the Sorrento Sharks in the Nepean League. But in May, after just five games, he quit. Coach Nick Jewell cited personal reasons for his abrupt retirement.
“He’s got things away from football he needs to sort out,” Jewell told the Mornington Peninsula Leader.
His resignation came weeks after a supporter allegedly hurled abuse at him from the boundary.
The Sunday Herald Sun could not contact Lovett for comment.