Dally M winner Ben Barba has been stood down by the Bulldogs after off-field behavioural issues. In a statement he said: "I'm incredibly sad to be stepping aside as I've been so blessed with what's happened to me over the past few years. But I feel as though I would be wearing a mask if I didn't confront the matters I've been dealing with until now. I feel it is best to deal with these problems front on and I believe that by doing so, this will make me a better person and player in the future."
Photo by Getty Images Feb 25, 2013