The â€˜sorry addictâ€™: Ben Cousins and the construction of drug use and addiction in elite sport
- Bare-chested footballer Cousins and well-dressed thief Pratt. Dabscheck, Braham // Eureka Street;11/29/2007, Vol. 17 Issue 23, p17
The article reports on the negative issues concerning the Australian Football League in November 2007. Ben Cousins, a star player of the West Coast Eagles, who has not been found guilty of any illegal activity has been suspended for 12 months for bringing the game into disrepute. Meanwhile, no...
- 'Bringing the game into disrepute': the Ben Cousins saga, sports entertainment, player welfare and survefflance in the Australian Football League. Kelly, Peter; Hickey, Christopher // Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p35
In 2007 the elite Australian Rules footballer Ben Cousins was suspended by the Australian Football League for 12 months for 'bringing the game into disrepute'. Cousins was the first, and at the time of writing, the only player to be suspended by the AFL for actions and behaviors that were...
- Fresh hysteria on drugs and sport. MUNCKTON, STUART // Green Left Weekly;9/8/2010, Issue 851, p22
The article offers information on some of the recent developments which took place in August 2010 and are connected with Australian Football League's (AFL) players in Australia. It mentions that on August 25, the documentary film "Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins," based on AFL...
- Questions Answered. Davies, Julie-Anne // Bulletin with Newsweek;4/10/2007, Vol. 125 Issue 6564, p15
The article presents an interview with Andrew Demetriou, chief executive officer of Australian Football League (AFL). When asked about the AFL's stand on players drug use, he said that the AFL had zero tolerance to illicit drugs in competition. In response to a question on his salary, Demetriou...
- Henson warned off booze. // NZ Rugby World;Sep/Oct2013, Issue 162, p12
The article reports that Welsh rugby football player Gavin Henson has been warned by the Bath Rugby team not to drink alcoholic beverages following an altercation with his teammate Carl Ferns in a bar in England.
- Danger: Moving goalposts. Bain, Andrew // Bulletin with Newsweek;6/13/95, Vol. 116 Issue 5974, p34
Focuses on the Australian Football League (AFL). Plan to merge the AFL's one Queensland and Melbourne AFL clubs under the perceived pressure of a super league; Statement of News Ltd. chief executive Ken Cowley that the AFL had initiated super league talks with ABC television network; Denial by...
- Changing the rules. Bain, Andrew // Bulletin with Newsweek;4/4/95, Vol. 116 Issue 5964, p93
Reports on issues within the Australian Football League (ASL). Reactions to the revised code of conduct for players; Plans to cap the players' salary.
- AFL puts the boot in. Bain, Andrew // Bulletin with Newsweek;9/13/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5937, p101
Reports the five-year plan released for the future of the Australian Football League (AFL). Major points of argument between the AFL commission and the AFL clubs; Paying AFL clubs' debts before pre-season competition; South Australia's preparation for a second team; Commission's right to assess...
- Match point. Carlyon, Patrick // Bulletin with Newsweek;10/8/2002, Vol. 120 Issue 6345, p34
Focuses on the success of the Australian Football League in Australia. Performance of the players of the Victorian team; Issues on television broadcast rights for the event; Final tournament between the Brisbane and Collingwood teams.