Cousins to make Brownlow Medal appearance

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Ben Cousins has taken different measurement successful his redemption story, reportedly accepting an AFL invitation to be Sunday's Brownlow Medal number successful Perth.

According to a study from The Age, the league is "hopeful" that the 2005 Brownlow victor volition beryllium attendance astatine the aforesaid venue successful Perth from which AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan volition work the votes.

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Cousins' autumn from grace since winning the 2005 Brownlow and a premiership the pursuing twelvemonth person been good documented, but the 43-year-old has seemingly turned a country of late.

After bouncing successful and retired of situation since his retirement, Cousins returned to playing shot with a section broadside earlier this year aft his astir caller stint down bars and looks to beryllium astatine his healthiest since his playing days.

Cousins pictured with his begetter Bryan aft winning the Brownlow Medal backmost successful 2005 (Getty)

While Cousins looked a dishevelled fig for the bulk of the past decade, helium stunned observers erstwhile helium archetypal trained with Perth Metro Football league side, Queens Park Bulldogs.

"The archetypal nighttime helium rocked up was a Wednesday nighttime and each photograph I'd seen of him implicit the past 18 months was Grizzly Adams; scruffy beard, scruffy hair," Bulldogs president Ross White told SEN Radio successful May this year.

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"Then this guy's walking crossed the paddock, conscionable successful his sneakers, achromatic T-shirt and that, and helium had this cropped hairsbreadth ... and I abruptly realised it was Ben Cousins. It was the look of however helium played 15 years ago.

"He's made a melodramatic alteration since helium got retired successful September, October past year. He conscionable came down, helium indispensable person been doing tons of enactment anyhow and helium was reasonably acceptable erstwhile helium got there, and conscionable continued to bid good and bid hard, adjacent though helium is 42 now."

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