Ex-West Coast Eagles hero fined for drugs

Ex-West Coast Eagles hero fined for drugs

FORMER West Coast Eagles premiership defender Daniel Chick has been fined $900 for possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Chick entered endorsed guilty pleas to the two charges in Perth Magistrates’ Court, so wasn’t required to attend in person, and received his penalty on Friday.

On the eve of the 2015 grand final, he revealed shocking details about the club’s drug problems during his time there, saying cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine use was rife.

The following year, he launched a blistering verbal attack on West Coast’s hierarchy, labelling them psychopaths and claiming he even suffered a stroke near the end of his AFL career.

Chad Fletcher, Adam Hunter and Daniel Kerr are other players from the 2006 premiership team whose party lifestyle eventually caught up with them.

Former captain Ben Cousins’ addiction has grabbed the most headlines and he has served time in prison.

Provisionally suspended forward Willie Rioli tested positive for a metabolite of cannabis on a match day in September, just weeks after his alleged urine tampering a month earlier.