Tag Archives: Hawthorn FC

GUN AIMED AT MAN’S HEAD ‘FAILED TO FIRE’ – Friday May 31 2013

– Former AFL player William “Billy” Nicholls aimed a gun at a man’s head before shooting him in the leg, a court has heard. Mr Nicholls, 32, who played 16 games for Hawthorn and Richmond from 2001 to 2004, was … Continue reading

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FOOTY PLAYER WARNED ON BAIL – Friday May 31 2013

– Former AFL player Billy Nicholls allegedly kept a diary detailing his descent into a life of crime and drug use, a court heard yesterday. Nicholls was allowed bail by the Supreme Court after being arrested in April and charged … Continue reading

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A FALLEN STAR – Saturday May 4 2013

– There are those who would tell you Billy Nicholls should be in the twilight of a successful AFL career. A gifted junior footballer, he starred on debut, aged 15, against hardened men in a tough Geelong competition. Five years … Continue reading

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FALL FROM FOOTY FAME – Friday May 3 2013

– A former AFL player kept a handwritten journal detailing his venture into drugs and involvement in two Geelong shootings, a court has heard. Detective Senior Constable Adam Radley told a bail hearing yesterday that William (Billy) Nicholls’ journal was … Continue reading

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EX-AFL PLAYER CHARGED – Saturday April 27 2013

– A former AFL footballer was behind bars last night over two shootings in Geelong. Billy Nicholls, 32, has been charged with two counts of intentionally causing serious injury and related offences. He yesterday appeared in Geelong Magistrates Court, where … Continue reading

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CROOKED BOUNCE INTO ARMS OF CRIMS – Saturday February 9 2013

– The undercover detective didn’t need to check official records to identify the heavy lurking in the corner of the pub, there to protect one of Australia’s biggest speed dealers. Just a few weeks earlier, the policeman, along with 60,000 … Continue reading

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