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Nathan Lovett-Murray

Last played for Essendon Bombers in 2013
Games: 145     Born: November 18, 1982     Origin: Northern Knights
Playing Height: 190cm     Playing Weight: 87kg     Position: Midfield
First Drafted: Round 3, Pick #33 2000 Rookie Draft by Collingwood Magpies
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #27 2003 Rookie Draft by Essendon Bombers
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Nathan Lovett-Murray Biography

Friday, 9 June 2017
Essendon doctor Bruce Reid has spoken with Nathan Lovett-Murray about the former Bomber's concerns over his daughter's health.

Lovett-Murray reportedly claims his three-year-old daughter, who was conceived about a year after the Bombers' 2012 supplements program ended, has a mysterious growth on her chest and behavioural issues.

The 34-year-old is suing his former club over health fears for his daughter, News Corp Australia reports.

"There's no doubt in my mind that the injection program we were put through has had some impact on my daughter," Lovett-Murray told News Corp.

Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell said the club had known about Lovett-Murray's concerns.

Campbell said 31 of the 34 past and present Bombers hit by WADA-imposed bans last year have settled compensation deals with the club, with Lovett-Murray among the players yet to come to terms.

"Obviously it's challenging for Nathan. We worked with his management, we provided support, where we could. That's something we'll continue to do, not just for Nathan but all players impacted by the supplements program," Campbell said.

Earlier, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan lamented being unable to ascertain what was injected into Lovett-Murray.

McLachlan said support was being offered to the former utility, but a lack of details clouded the matter.

"The AFL and the Essendon footy club will do everything we can to help Nathan and his family in what is clearly a very tough period," McLachlan told 3AW radio.

"Clearly, I think that's been implicit in this is the uncertainty of not knowing what the players got. That's always been one of the most challenging aspects of this."

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Nathan Lovett-Murray has been cleared to take part in Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round celebrations despite his doping suspension.

Lovett-Murray is one of 34 past and present Bombers players currently suspended for taking banned peptide thymosin beta-4.

It is reported that Essendon sought permission for Lovett-Murray to take part in the cultural events surrounding this weekend's round, which has been named after his great-grandfather.

"The AFL sought ASADA's advice regarding Mr Lovett-Murray's participation in the MCG Wurundjeri Cultural Event at the Dreamtime Game," an ASADA spokesperson told said.

"Given the detail of the circumstances provided by the AFL, ASADA did not object to his participation in the cultural ceremony."

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Nathan Lovett-Murray voluntarily admits himself to a rehabilitation clinic for an alcohol-related problem.

Essendon CEO Ray Gunston said the club had offered its full support to Lovett-Murray and his family.

"Our first priority is the health and welfare of Nathan," Gunston said.

"We have been in contact with his family and offered our full support to help with his recovery.

"It is important the media respect the privacy of Nathan and his family during this time Essendon Football Club will be making no further comment."

Thursday, 29 August 2013
David Hille and Nathan Lovett-Murray will play their final games against Richmond after announcing their retirement.

"I've really enjoyed the people and friends I've made over my time at the football club," Hille said.

"A lot of the young guys have developed really well and I've got a lot of confidence in the team moving forward; I'd love to be a part of it but I'm not going to be, and I wish them all the best."

"When I first came to the club I was hoping to play one game and I've played 145; I've had a really good run and it's a great club," Lovett-Murray said.

"I was lucky enough to play in a couple of finals, but playing in the Dreamtime game and on Anzac Day was always a big highlight of my career."

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Nathan Lovett-Murray has minor surgery to his arm after being stabbed in a domestic incident.

"Nathan's injury was sustained to the inner side of his bicep muscle," Essendon doctor Bruce Reid said in a statement.

"It is a dangerous area of the body as there are a number of nerves and tendons around the bicep but fortunately he has avoided serious injury."

Saturday, 1 December 2012
Versatile veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray has re-signed to continue his career at Essendon.

He is a strong-bodied midfielder who provides an important presence around the ground and is always willing to do whatever it takes to assist the team on the field," Essendon general manager of football operations Danny Corcoran said.

Sunday, 27 May 2012
An older, wiser Nathan Lovett-Murray says Essendon fitness guru Dean Robinson has taught him how to look after his body.

"I'm getting a bit older so I have got to be a bit smarter with my body and how I train and prepare," Lovett-Murray said.

"He has come in and taught me how to look after my body a lot better. If I do that, and do all the right things, the footy will take care of itself."

Sunday, 20 June 2010
Nathan Lovett-Murray has thrown his support behind former Essendon teammate Andrew Lovett who has resumed playing football with East Perth in the WAFL.

"He was just happy to be back playing football and trying to forget about everything else that's going on," Lovett-Murray said.

"He just wants to concentrate on his football and let the lawyers handle that side of things."

Thursday, 4 February 2010
Essendon footballer Nathan Lovett-Murray avoids conviction on an unlicensed driving charge.

Lovett-Murray was instead ordered to make a $300 donation to a charity of his choice and to write a letter to the police officer who charged him to express his gratitude for their leniency.

Friday, 11 December 2009
Essendon footballer Nathan Lovett-Murray has escaped a court conviction after a drug charge against him was dismissed today.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Andrew Welsh and Nathan Lovett-Murray have signed new two-year contracts with Essendon, but utility Adam McPhee remains in limbo.

"Andrew and Nathan are two of the real leaders at the club and as two senior players with strong bodies they will be important to our future success," Essendon general manager of football operations Paul Hamilton said.

Sunday, 9 August 2009
Essendon coach Matthew Knights says Nathan Lovett-Murray bounced back well after a rough week after he was charged with driving while unlicensed and possessing a drug of dependence.

"We're really proud of his resilience. He's had a tough week and unless you're in his shoes, you don't really properly understand what he's been through," he said.

"He sparked us in the third quarter with some of his run and he kicked a nice goal also late in the game, so full credit to Nathan to be able to knuckle down after a tough week off the field."

Friday, 7 August 2009
Essendon assistant coach Gary O'Donnell says defender Nathan Lovett-Murray is set to play against the Lions and is in good spirits despite being charged with possession of drugs.

"He's been in good form on the footy field so we're looking forward to him contributing to a win for us on Saturday night," O'Donnell said.

"He's going well, and we've selected him. He's in a good frame of mind.

"We're fully behind Nathan; he's a good character and he's going to vigorously defend those charges."

Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Bomber Nathan Lovett-Murray speaks about being charged with drugs possession.

"The last couple of days have been really tough. I'll be contesting the charge at court and I'd just like to let people know I don't take drugs," he said on the Essendon website.

"I've been tested numerous times this year by the AFL, I was tested two weeks ago. I'm happy to take urine or hair, blood samples, to prove that I don't take drugs."

Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Essendon player Nathan Lovett-Murray is charged with possession of drugs after a raid on his home resulted in a tablet of ecstasy being found on the premises.

Lovett-Murray was linked to a police investigation involving his brother, Dane Lovett-Murray, and a cousin, Robert Knight, on drug-related offences.

Lovett-Murray will submit to drug tests in an effort to clear his name.

"He is happy to submit to any drug test - blood, urine or anything," Lovett-Murray's manager Peter Jess told The Age.

"He doesn't drink, smoke and is very much against drugs."

Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Essendon defender Nathan Lovett-Murray will not challenge his suspension from the Match Review Panel.

"It's disappointing because Nathan has been in really good touch," Essendon coach Matthew Knights said on Tuesday.

"Both offensively and defensively he has been providing us with a fair bit of impetus. He is going to be big loss for us."

Monday, 25 May 2009
Nathan Lovett-Murray and Mathew Stokes are facing time on the sidelines after the match review panel's assessment of the weekend's action.

In-form Mathew Stokes must sit out Sunday's game against Essendon unless he successfully challenges a striking charge at the AFL Tribunal tonight.

A poor record also came back to haunt Essendon defender Nathan Lovett-Murray when he was outed for three matches for a late hit on Richmond's Kayne Pettifer.

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