Eagles premiership player Liam Ryan fined, banned from driving for 18 months

Liam Ryan. Photo: Getty
Liam Ryan. Photo: Getty

AFL premiership player Liam Ryan has been fined $1700 and banned from driving for 18 months after he was caught drink-driving.

Ryan had a blood alcohol reading of 0.138g when he was nabbed on July 2 in Armadale after crashing into a tree.

The West Coast Eagles player was sentenced in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday and must also pay costs of $205.

Ryan (22) played 13 matches in his first season as an Eagle, after he was snared with pick 26 in last year’s national draft following a stunning WAFL season in 2017 which yielded 71 goals and the Bernie Naylor Medal.

He missed eight games after suffering a serious ankle injury in the Eagles’ Round 3 win over Geelong, then a further four after the drink-driving incident.

He was a crucial cog in the Eagles’ forward line as they won their first AFL premiership in 12 years, and took a famous mark in the decisive passage of play which resulted in Dom Sheed kicking the winning goal.