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Who was Dustin Martin?

Dustin Martin (born 26 June 1991) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Martin was drafted by Richmond with the third pick in the 2009 national draft and made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2010 season. He was nominated for the 2010 AFL Rising Star award but was ineligible to win due to suspension.

Dustin Martin’s father Shane Martin dies in New Zealand

Dustin Martin’s father Shane Martin dies in New Zealand
Dustin Martin’s father Shane Martin dies in New Zealand

Shane Martin, the father of AFL superstar Dustin Martin, has passed away in New Zealand.

Richmond confirmed his death in a statement released on Saturday morning.

“The club extends its heartfelt sympathy to Dustin, his brothers Bronson and Tyson, and the entire Martin family,” the statement read.

The circumstances of his death are not yet known.

NZ Police went to a property on the street on which Shane Martin lived, where a man was found dead.

NZ Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Dustin Martin Biography, Wiki

Dustin Martin (born 26 June 1991) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Martin was drafted by Richmond with the third pick in the 2009 national draft, and made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2010 season. He was nominated for the 2010 AFL Rising Star award but was ineligible to win due to suspension.

Martin won the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond’s best and fairest player in 2016, along with his first All-Australian selection. To date, Martin has won three premierships, two Jack Dyer Medals, and four All-Australian selections among other individual accolades, and has also won several major best-on-ground awards.

In each of his three premiership years, he won the Norm Smith Medal as best afield in the grand final (Martin is the only player to win the award three times) and the Gary Ayres Award as the player of the finals series.

In 2017, Martin had what was described by AFL legend Leigh Matthews as the greatest ever individual season by a VFL/AFL player. Despite constant speculation over his playing future, Martin won the league’s highest individual honor, the Brownlow Medal, with a record of 36 votes, as well as a premiership and the Norm Smith Medal, becoming the first player to win all three in a single season.

He also won numerous other accolades, including the Leigh Matthews Trophy, the AFLCA champion player of the year award, and his second Jack Dyer Medal.

Dustin Martin Biography Wikipedia
Dustin Martin
Full nameDustin Martin
Nickname(s)Dusty
Date of birth26 June 1991 (age 30)
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
Original team(s)Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup)
DraftNo. 3, 2009 national draft
DebutRound 1, 2010, Richmond
vs. Carlton, at the MCG
Height187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Position(s)Midfielder / forward

Dustin Martin Chopstick Incident

In December 2015 Martin was accused of making threats to stab a woman with a chopstick after she asked him to be respectful of other diners at the Mr. Miyagi Japanese restaurant in Windsor in Melbourne’s inner-south-east. 

The woman in question contacted Richmond to complain two days after the alleged incident occurred on the Saturday night of 5 December. She alleged Martin had been drunk, loud, and offensive and when confronted threatened to stab her in the face with a chopstick. 

In addition, she claimed Martin had slammed his hand into the wall next to her head when she threatened to contact the club about the incident. A joint statement released by Martin and Richmond in the days that followed acknowledged he had been drunk and acting disruptively and that he had telephoned the woman to offer an apology for any offense he had caused, an apology which was ultimately accepted.

A police investigation into the incident followed but was dropped within a fortnight after the woman in question declined to make an official statement. A police spokesperson said an extensive investigation had taken place and 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 offense took place.”

A further investigation was launched by the AFL in the month that followed and further cleared Martin of making any threat to kill or other such criminal acts. In a statement, the league said, “There is no evidence to support the allegation that Dustin Martin physically threatened the complainant.”

Martin ultimately received no criminal or league-imposed sanction for the alleged incident but did receive a club-imposed $5,000 fine for being drunk and acting inappropriately in public. The club chose to suspend the fine considering the massive reputational damage the ultimately unfounded incident had inflicted upon him.

Dustin Martin Honors

  • Brownlow Medal 2017
  • 3rd Brownlow Medal 2016
  • best and fairest 2016, 2017
  • 2nd best and fairest 2013, 2015, 2020
  • 3rd best and fairest 2011, 2014, 2018
  • Norm Smith Medal 2017, 2019, 2020
  • All-Australian 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • All-Australian nominee 2014, 2015, 2019
  • AFLPA MVP 2017
  • AFLCA Player of the Year 2017
  • NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2010
  • Premiership sides 2017, 2019, 2020.

Dustin Martin FAQ’s

Who is Dustin Martin?

Dustin Martin (born 26 June 1991) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

How old is Dustin Martin?

Dustin Martin is 30 years old.

What happened to Dustin Martin’s father?

Shane Martin, the father of AFL superstar Dustin Martin, has passed away in New Zealand.

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