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Cousins' football return a step closer

24/07/2008 07:23:07 PM Comments (0)

Former West Coast skipper Ben Cousins has arrived in Melbourne as he prepares to take the first step towards reviving his stalled football career.

The 30-year-old former Brownlow Medallist signed with VFL club Port Melbourne late last month and is expected to soon start training with them.

However, Cousins' manager Ricky Nixon said earlier this week it was uncertain whether he would play for the club this season.

The 238-game AFL premiership veteran is also yet to state whether he will pursue an AFL comeback next year.

Cousins was last year sacked by West Coast and suspended by the AFL for 12 months for bringing the game into disrepute amid his battle with drug addiction.

To make an AFL comeback, he would need to satisfy the AFL Commission that he has overcome the drug-related issues that led to his ban.

He would also have to convince an AFL club that he is worth taking in the national draft.

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