AFL stars condemn 'weak, cowardly' Justin Murphy jailed for maiming ex

Former teammates of AFL star Justin Murphy have ripped into the disgraced player online after he was found guilty of a number of attacks on his former girlfriend.

Murphy, 41, was jailed on Friday for six months for a series of attacks on his former partner Jill Scott, including maiming her with a blowtorch.

Upon news of the sentencing, former teammates and some greats of the game condemned Murphy's actions, calling him weak and cowardly.

Former Hawks defender Campbell Brown delivered a savage sledge, calling Murphy a "weak p****" on the field and "even weaker off it".

Murphy's former Essendon teammate Dean Rioli called for a harsher sentence for the stalking and assaults.

"Deserves a longer sentence for what he did to his GF," Rioli posted online.

"Men who terrorise or abuse women both physically and psychologically are Cowards."


His former girlfriend Jill Scott described Murphy as evil. Source: 7 News
Scott lost a finger due to one of Murphy's attacks. Source: 7 News

Former girlfriend Jill Scott described Murphy as "evil" after she lost her middle finger when Murphy burnt it with a blowtorch last year.

“I’ll have flashes for life, dreams for life,” she said.

Murphy has been jailed for six months. Source: 7 News

The former Essendon player had been through issues with the drugs methamphetamine and GHB following the conclusion of his AFL career.

Before sentencing on Friday the court heard Murphy had recently completed a three-month drug rehabilitation program.

But Murphy was convicted of 28 offences including unlawful assault, aggravated burglary and making threats to kill.

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