Oppo Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread V

krakouers85

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FFS just leave the guy alone.

Have another article about it, will post full if people are interested

Ben Cousins’ lawyer says premiership Eagle has fallen back into drug use as a way of ‘dealing with stress’

"The Brownlow Medallist appeared in Armadale Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with possessing methamphetamine following a night in custody after police allegedly found him asleep in East Victoria Park with a bag containing 2.5g of ice.
Cousins is also facing 13 counts of breaching a violence restraining order and one count of aggravated stalking, allegedly committed between April 2 and 15."

"Mr Tudori said Cousins had contacted a family lawyer. He said Cousins fell back into drug use “whenever there is a crisis” because it was a “comfort”.
Cousins’ lawyer revealed he had fallen back into using meth because it “is the way he deals with stresses in his life”."

"It would be argued that some of the contact fell under the parenting plan in place. But police prosecutors opposed bail, saying Cousins made 43 calls or texts to Ms Tinecheff on April 9, then 29, 12, 31, and 13, on other occasions, all which went unanswered."
 

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FFS just leave the guy alone.
I'm with you and Snake_Baker on the bullying aspect, guy should be left alone.
The only issue is him breaking his AVO restrictions. If he's putting the wife, and especially the kids, in danger or stress, the police have to act, surely.
That's what sounds like what was going on.
*media F.O.S a lot of the time though.
 

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Didn't he have a VRO on him?
These are complex issues that I would never judge at face value, and seriously mate if that's it, then we are hardly talking about some menace 2 society.

He was good at footy, he likes to get high and he loves his kids. All the other bullshit in his life comes from up in a stratosphere that I doubt that he can even comprehend (corporates, marketing, advertising, etc.)
 

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These are complex issues that I would never judge at face value, and seriously mate if that's it, then we are hardly talking about some menace 2 society.

He was good at footy, he likes to get high and he loves his kids. All the other bullshit in his life comes from up in a stratosphere that I doubt that he can even comprehend (corporates, marketing, advertising, etc.)
You might be right.

I was trying to keep a centered view of him which you've perhaps helped achieve with this comment. He's not a menace to society but he's not Bambi either.
 

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You might be right.

I was trying to keep a centered view of him which you've perhaps helped achieve with this comment. He's not a menace to society but he's not Bambi either.

No one is Bambi mate.

This is a concept that only resides in the minds of moralising delusionals (aka 3AW talkback listeners and Brunswick coffee shop sippers)
 

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Ben Cousins was responsible for Chris Mainwaring's substance issues?
From what I've been told, he had a lot to do with it. I had some fun nights on the piss with Chris and a few of the Eagles boys. The story goes, Ben introduced Chris to the gear. Ben was with Chris the day he died.

Ben drives when he is so f’ed up he will kill himself or someone else one day. He's a menace.
 

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From what I've been told, he had a lot to do with it. I had some fun nights on the piss with Chris and a few of the Eagles boys. The story goes, Ben introduced Chris to the gear. Ben was with Chris the day he died.

Ben drives when he is so f’ed up he will kill himself or someone else one day. He's a menace.
None of that is good if true.
 

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Maybe Cousins is getting picked off a little, but let's not overdo the victimisation angle either.

The guy was a law onto himself in WA and got serially worshipped everytime he farted for a long time.
You can lead a horse to water.....
 

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Maybe Cousins is getting picked off a little, but let's not overdo the victimisation angle either.

The guy was a law onto himself in WA and got serially worshipped everytime he farted for a long time.
That's the problem.

Ben has worked out that meth makes him feel like he did back then, even if only for a very short time.

Until he decides he's actually moved on from being the King of Perth, he's going to want to be the King of Perth, even if it is inside his head for a few hours a day.
 

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That's the problem.

Ben has worked out that meth makes him feel like he did back then, even if only for a very short time.

Until he decides he's actually moved on from being the King of Perth, he's going to want to be the King of Perth, even if it is inside his head for a few hours a day.
king for a day, fool for a lifetime
 

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Thing that amazes me is how little it has affected him, physically and mentally.

If he can get his shit together no reason he can't live a long and fulfilling life.

Let's be honest, his main issue is the illegality of his chosen substance, not the substance itself.
 

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I think it's fair to state that they're getting a little bit carried away.

 

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