Ricky Nixon’s fall from grace continued this week when the former AFL player agent appeared in a Melbourne court on Wednesday. Despite police dropping two serious crimes against the 49-year-old, Nixon still faces time in jail.
After assaulting ex-partner Tegan Gould, his then 27-year-old finance, with a knife and threatening to kill her in a July incident, police dropped assault charges of intentionally causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury, but Nixon still faces a bunch of other crimes that could see him behind bars: unlawful imprisonment, intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, making a threat to kill, unlawful assault, unlawful assault with a weapon, escaping from police and resisting police.
Nixon, once one of the highest profile figures in the AFL world, managed some of the game’s biggest named players after a fairly unsuccessful career that lasted just 63 games with three clubs in ten years.
His managing career ended in 2011 after it was alleged he later became involved with an underage girl that had been previously involved in a sex scandal with two St Kilda football players, both of whom Nixon managed, that she had met at a coaching clinic. Nixon was accused of having a sexual relationship with the girl and partaking in illicit drugs.
Nixon popped up again in mid-2012 with the much younger Gould as the pair attempted to launch a reality TV series based upon their relationship. It failed epically.
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