AFL bad boy Ben Cousins ​​talks about his time in prison and reveals whether he received special treatment from fellow inmates in rare interview

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Ben Cousins ​​spoke about his experience in prison in a rare interview Wednesday.

The Brownlow medalist and former West Coast great, 45, was jailed on six separate occasions over 13 years.

Mr Cousins ​​appeared on Melbourne breakfast show Fifi, Feb & Nick and spoke candidly about how he was treated by his fellow inmates.

“Really, there was a little thing going on. You know, if you’ve never been there before, you don’t really know what to expect,” he revealed.

Referring to an incident in which he was attacked by another inmate, he said: “At some stage, whoever you are, we’ll probably find you… But you meet people from all walks of life and the novelty of it is It fades a lot,” he added. quick. ‘

Ben Cousins ​​spoke candidly about his experience in prison in a rare interview Wednesday

Ben Cousins ​​spoke candidly about his experience in prison in a rare interview Wednesday

“But you make the best of a difficult situation and find a way.”

Ben won the Brownlow Medal in 2005 and captained the West Coast Eagles from 2001 to 2005, winning the club’s fairest and brightest award in four of those seasons.

He made 238 appearances for the West Coast Eagles, scoring 205 goals and winning the premiership with the club in 2006.

His public struggles began in 2007, when rumors about his drug use arose amid incidents that included him abandoning his car to escape police and being found asleep outside a casino. surfaced.

The 45-year-old Brownlow medalist and six-time Australian Open champion was jailed on six separate occasions over 13 years.

The 45-year-old Brownlow medalist and six-time Australian Open champion was jailed on six separate occasions over 13 years.

Ben appeared on Melbourne breakfast show Fifi, Feb & Nick and spoke candidly about how he was treated by his fellow inmates.

Ben appeared on Melbourne breakfast show Fifi, Feb & Nick and spoke candidly about how he was treated by his fellow inmates.

Despite rehabilitation efforts, including stints at expensive US rehab facilities, his struggle continued, eventually culminating in multiple arrests and legal troubles.

Cousins ​​continued to play professional football after being suspended by the AFL in 2007. He joined Richmond in 2009, but retired after two seasons.

Cousins’ personal life was also turbulent, with strained relationships and legal troubles involving his ex-partner and children.

“Really, it just kind of happened. You know, it’s one of those things where if you’ve never been there before, you don’t really know what to expect,” he revealed

Cousins ​​has recently started rebuilding his life and now works three times a week as a sports newsreader for Channel 7 in Perth.

He also joins Perth Radio’s breakfast team on Mix94.5.

Ben is set to make his debut on Seven’s hit show Dancing with the Stars later this year.

He recently joined WAFL club Perth Demons and serves as a part-time mentor for the team’s under-19 team.

He also volunteers at several events in and around Perth with community group KALT Collective, which supports disadvantaged young people, addicts and rehabilitated offenders.

Cousins ​​has recently started rebuilding his life and now works three times a week as a sports newsreader for Channel 7 in Perth.

Cousins ​​has recently started rebuilding his life and now works three times a week as a sports newsreader for Channel 7 in Perth.

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