Former Eagles player Daniel Kerr says he has done some bad things in his career but denies cheating during the team’s 2006 premiership season.
Kerr has branded former teammate Daniel Chick as “delusional” for saying he and Ben Cousins abused asthma medication to give him an edge during games.
“Maybe he was delusional at the time, which is really sad,” the 32-year-old told an AFL grand final lunch in Melbourne on Saturday as West Coast prepared to take on Hawthorn.
Chick claims Kerr and Cousins abused the asthma drug prednisone – which is banned under anti-doping rules – during their 2006 premiership season.
While Kerr admits doing “some really bad things in that year” and having a lot of fun, he denies cheating.
“To be accused of cheating … it doesn’t sit really well, to be honest,” he said.
Kerr pleaded guilty in September to breaching a restraining order taken out against him by his estranged wife.
The retired player was fined $2000 for sending abusive texts to the mother of his two daughters, including one that read “you and your bastard children” should leave their jointly owned home.
Kerr also found himself in trouble with the law during his AFL career, which ended in 2013.
He was fined and ordered to pay costs for a physical altercation at a party in 2007 and received a financial sanction arising from a run-in with a taxi driver the same year.
Kerr now works with Indigenous Services Australia, which runs indigenous welfare programs across the country.