Cousins co-produced a documentary film titled Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins, saying he hoped it would serve as a cautionary tale against drug use. The painting was bought at auction by a Melbourne businessman the following year for $18,000. [67] On 20 March, Cousins was suspended indefinitely from West Coast after failing to attend two training sessions. Kyrie Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2012. [36] Eagles officials said that he would never appear in an Eagles guernsey again, and AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said it would be "extremely difficult" for him to ever return to the AFL. ', and that was the turning point for me,' he said. In May 2011, it was reported that since Cousins' departure from AFL football his life had lost direction: he had failed to commit to a mining job in Western Australia and was struggling to find focus. Troubled AFL legend Ben Cousins is told by a judge 'you've let yourself down' as he's locked up for stalking the mother of his kids after she launched a scathing attack on his 'filthy lifestyle' Weeks later Kerr was implicated in a drug scandal when 2003 police phone taps revealed him talking about buying drugs and smuggling them interstate. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. It’s like John Williams… if you listen to the [music] —when he first wrote the Luke theme. Relative to Luke and Leia, Abrams makes a fair point. However, in fairness to J.J. Abrams, the person who interviewed Abrams about this in the first place, a Twitter user named Kaila Ren, has noted that the video surfaced without her permission and that she was asking Abrams about Rey and Kylo Ren relative to The Force Awakens, NOT The Rise of Skywalker. On another call, Waters praised Kerr for bringing the drugs back to Perth from Melbourne, where he bought them after a match, and concealed them from Eagles board members at the airport. Cousins said, "After you play two or three seasons, you think of the possibility of a leadership role down the track, but the talk of it has certainly come a lot earlier than I would have thought. Early life. The punch up with Cousins at the team's end of season bash was the result of ongoing bad blood between the two young Eagles stars stemming from Kerr dating Cousins' sister. [30] On 29 June 2007, Cousins was given clearance by the AFL to resume training with the West Coast Eagles, which he did the following Monday. [46] The AFL Commission had given approval to Essendon two years earlier to do similar with Adam Ramanauskas during his battle with cancer. On the phone to convicted drug dealer Shane Carl Waters, he described the effect the drugs had on him. A photograph has emerged of former AFL superstar Daniel Kerr after he was found on the side of a road unresponsive and intoxicated, The West Coast Eagles champion was uninjured, but taken to hospital suffering suspected alcohol poisoning. There is no information about his wife but he is the father of one child. 'Yeah, it was f**ked. At around 1:30 am the following day, while driving high on methamphetamine in High Wycombe, he crashed his car head-on into a truck. Rebecca and Chris Judd were married in 2010 and have four kids, Oscar, Billie, and twins Tom and Darcy. On 9 January 2012, Cousins was admitted to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital after suffering a fall at a drug rehabilitation clinic. Hurry up already! [101], In November 2016, Cousins failed to appear in court on charges of breaching a violence restraining order and possessing methamphetamine. [27] Cousins was suspended indefinitely by West Coast on 20 March 2007 after missing two training sessions. After the all-night festivities he was walking to Hannan's Hotel for more booze, but 'didn't quite make it' before he passed out. © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. 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A bench warrant was issued for his arrest. [94] Cousins was committed by doctors to a suburban mental health unit under police escort on 13 January 2012 after suffering a four-day episode of drug-induced psychosis while being treated at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. [55] In 1999, he had a mild asthma attack while warming up for a game against Melbourne, then fainted while at a restaurant after the game. So, maybe Rey and Ben are kind of like cousins or siblings, simply because she adopts the Skywalker name at the end. [41] The day before the national draft, Brisbane issued a media release that said they would not be drafting Cousins. I probably let it down a little bit too much this time.'. [75] Cousins' vehicle was searched and he was charged with failure to comply with a police-ordered drug assessment and possession of a prohibited drug,[75] the police having found quantities of prescription drugs diazepam, Viagra, oxycodone and Caverta as well as traces of ecstasy and cocaine on a $20 note in the car. [105] In May 2017, it was reported that Cousins was attacked by another inmate after borrowing his tea cup and not returning it. Sign up for the Fatherly newsletter to get original articles and expert advice about parenting, fitness, gear, and more in your inbox every day. It has been a stressful time for the Cousins family recently after Brownlow medallist Ben avoided jail time after pleading guilty to drugs charges and two violence restraining order breaches last week. He played down the incident as 'a bit of a joke' and noted that his drunken antics were only news because he was white - unlike the 50 Aboriginal homeless on the town's streets. [71] He returned to Perth on 30 April 2007, with much attention from the media. However, once it was rumored of him having a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Samantha Druce. Oops! [61] Newspaper columnists at The West Australian and talkback radio callers demanded Cousins resign his captaincy. Kerr rebounded to take the AFL's mark of the year in 2003 but in 2004 was in more legal trouble when he pleaded guilty to forging a prescription for 50 Valium pills to help with pain following a knee operation.

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