Nixon takes health break

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

Kim Duthie AFL player man­ager Ricky Nixon will check into a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion clinic to have treat­ment for a ‘‘ sub­stance prob­lem’’. It is the lat­est de­vel­op­ment in the drama sur­round­ing Mel­bourne 17-year-old Kim Duthie, with one of the AFL in­dus­try’s most prom­i­nent men say­ing he would take an in­def­i­nite break from his work. Nixon re­turned to Aus­tralia on Sun­day. He’d left two weeks ago, within days of ad­mit­ting hav­ing ‘‘ in­ap­pro­pri­ate deal­ings’’ with Duthie. But he con­tin­ues to deny her al­le­ga­tion that they had a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship. In a state­ment he said he was tak­ing an in­de­fi­nate break.

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