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Eagles not fazed by Cousin documentary

By Justin Chadwick 11/08/2010 01:19:01 PM Comments (0)

West Coast coach John Worsfold will have no qualms if the soon-to-be-aired Ben Cousins documentary criticises the Eagles.

Worsfold was interviewed by the Cousins camp as part of the documentary but is yet to see the final product, which is likely to be aired before this year's AFL grand final.

An excerpt of the documentary - Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins - has been released by Channel Seven.

One scene shows Cousins dancing in his underwear with a glass of red wine and a scantily-clad female in the background.

It is believed the film will contain images of Cousins while under the influence of drugs.

Cousins was sacked by West Coast at the end of 2007 when his drug addiction spiralled out of control.

But Worsfold said he was more than comfortable to be part of the documentary.

"When I was asked by Ben to be part of it I believed it was something valuable for him to do so therefore I'd be more than comfortable with however it comes back," Worsfold said on Wednesday.

"I don't have any issues with what it may or may not talk about.

"As much as it was good for Ben I would hope it has some impact in raising awareness in the dangers of illicit drugs.

"... I believe the story will be a strong story.

"There is the opportunity to see it from Ben's side first hand.

"I honestly can't remember all the questions (I was asked) but it was no holds barred. "It was my view on when I believed I might have known he was using drugs, all those sorts of things.

"All I hope is that people will get something out of it and it will do some good.

"If a lot of people criticise it but some people get good out of it, then it's going to be worthwhile.

"Any people who learn something from it is going to do some good."

When asked about the possibility of West Coast copping criticism in the documentary, Worsfold replied: "If that's part of what Ben went through then that's fine.

"What if the criticism of the club is we tried to stop him using drugs - good.

"As I said that's all perception and contextual stuff.

"People can make their own minds up when they listen to Ben's view point, that's all healthy."

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