AFL star Majak Daw is charged after allegedly driving with a suspended licence – four years after he plunged 25m from a bridge
- Majak Daw allegedly caught driving unregistered car with suspended licence
- He was allegedly pulled over by police in Melbourne in November last year
- Daw, now 31, survived a horror bridge fall in an attempt to take his life in 2018
- The Sudanese footy star joined the Melbourne Demons in March last year
AFL star Majak Daw was allegedly busted driving with a suspended licence last year.
Daw was also allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle when he was pulled over by police on November 19 on Melbourne’s Chapel Street.
The 31-year-old, who joined the Melbourne Demons last March, is expected to face court over the charges next week.
Majak Daw was allegedly driving an unregistered car with a suspended license when he was pulled over by police on November 19 on Melbourne’s Chapel Street
Footy star Majak Daw co-parents his son Hendrix with former girlfriend Emily McKay (pictured)
A Victorian police spokesman confirmed in a statement to Daily Mail Australia a man was charged with traffic offences after being ‘intercepted’ in Windsor.
‘The interception occurred on Chapel Street on Friday 19 November around 12.25am,’ the spokesperson said.
‘A 31-year-old South Melbourne man was charged with driving whilst his licence was suspended and driving an unregistered car.’
Although Daw, who has a young son, Hendrix, is set to appear in court on Monday, it is understood his case may be adjourned until next month.
His charges comes four years after a horror 25-metre fall from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge.
Majak Daw signed for the Melbourne Demons in 2021 – but is yet to make a senior appearance for Simon Goodwin’s team
The footballer (pictured with ex-girlfriend) has spoken publicly about the mental health battles he has fought throughout his life
The footballer has spoken publicly about the mental health battles he has fought throughout his life.
In December of 2018 Daw appeared to be living the dream as a well paid and admired professional athlete in footy-mad Victoria.
But while heavily intoxicated and after a fight with his then partner, Emily McKay, he tried to take his life by jumping off the Bolte Bridge.
He fractured his pelvis and back, as well as breaking both hips instantly, and recalled fighting for breath and struggling to get back to the surface.
It was thought he may not walk again, but Daw remarkably returned to play for the Kangaroos after a long recovery, before being delisted and joining the Demons in 2021.
Daw had fled his native Sudan during the Second Civil War in 2000 when he was nine years old. He settled in Egypt with his parents and siblings before moving to Melbourne in 2003.
He was recruited by the Kangaroos as a rookie pick in 2010, which resulted in international headlines as he was the first Sudanese player in AFL history to be drafted.
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Majak Daw was a rookie draft pick for North Melbourne in 2010 – which was international news given his Sudanese background
Majak Daw: A remarkable life
Born: South Sudan, then moved to Egypt (2000) and Australia (2003)
School: Mackillop College, Werribee (Victoria)
Junior club: Western Jets
Drafted: 2010 by North Melbourne Kangaroos (pick nine), first Sudanese born player officially drafted by a professional AFL club
Senior debut: Round 4, 2013 v Brisbane Lions
Career stats: 54 senior games, 43 goals
Current club: Melbourne Demons