MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Dustin Martin of the Tigers arrives with his manager Ralph Carr after winning the 2017 Brownlow Medal at the 2017 Brownlow Medal at Crown Entertainment Complex on September 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Ralph Carr is currently undergoing a legal battle and it’s not doing anything to help his relationship with AFL Brownlow Medalist and his client, Dustin Martin.

The Herald Sun’s Sam Edmund explains what issues Carr is having to deal with and the fact that it may be having a negative influence on Richmond’s superstar.

Dustin Martin’s manager, celebrity agent Ralph Carr, is locked in a legal battle with a tour promoter over claims of unpaid bills, including an alleged $11,000 debt over Martin’s tell-all show last December,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast on Friday.

“The Herald Sun reported the papers are filed to the federal court. Big Deal Touring claims its owed $120,000 by Carr’s company, RCM Touring.

“Just some dots here, I’m not linking them in any way, shape or form, Richmond have confirmed Neil Balme recently flew to New Zealand to meet with Shane Martin, they said that was par for the course, that’s what they do with all the parents of players.

“Martin is not playing well, either, down on last year’s form, so just a few whispers around the traps that maybe life might not be as rosy as what it was last year between player and manager.

“It’s been disputed, but that’s what the jungle drums are beating at this point in time.”

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Martin will have to put all that on hold this weekend as he and the Tigers go on to face St Kilda this Saturday.