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Nixon slams accreditation penalty

24/03/2011 06:26:44 PM Comments (0)

Lawyers for prominent AFL player agent Ricky Nixon have given a strong indication he will appeal his ban.

The AFL Players' Association agent accreditation board decided on Thursday to revoke his licence for a minimum of two years.

Nixon's lawyers released a statement that slammed the verdict.

"(Nixon) is not surprised but is greatly disappointed by the decision as he believes the board's process and investigation of this matter has been completely flawed," Nixon's legal team said in the statement.

"Mr Nixon is presently consulting his advisors in relation to any appeal that may be made."

The statement labelled the penalty excessive, adding it did not take into account his contribution to the AFL industry.

"Our client is of the view that he has always acted in the best interests of the players he represents and has done so to the best of his abilities," the statement added.

Nixon's lawyers said his management company Flying Start would continue to represent the players on its books.

Nixon has 14 days to decide whether to lodge an appeal against the ban with the AFL's grievance tribunal.

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