Last year, Ricky Nixon was involved in an incident that ruined his career and now he's in trouble again but this time, it's more serious. Kim Duthie, a 17 year old school girl, claimed she had a sexual relationship with Nixon and that he used cocaine. She handed over a video and audio recording of herself and Nixon in a hotel room but some time later, she withdrew her accusations and said she made it all up.
In March 2011, his company Flying Start, representing 45 AFL players, was banned from acting as player-manager for two years. He pre-empted dismissal by standing down and released a statement. "With the understanding and support of my family and close friends, I have decided to go to a rehabilitation clinic to seek treatment for a substance problem that has impacted on my life and my decision-making, particularly over the last eight weeks."
Early on Sunday morning, around 3am, his ex-fiance Tegan Gould 28, made a frantic 000 call to police after he allegedly attacked her with a knife. She was found cowering in a lane near the Port Melbourne apartment they used to share, with bruising to her face and neck.
Now the 49 year old Nixon is up on five charges - intentionally causing serious injury, false imprisonment, assault with a weapon, escaping lawful custody and resisting arrest. He will appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 20.