Posted: 24 March, 2015
A suburban footballer has opened up on about smoking ice before a practice match on the weekend
(Image via icefight.com.au)
A suburban footballer has opened up on Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast about smoking ice alongside more then 20 teammates before a practice match on the weekend.
'John' (not his real name) told Eddie, Mick and Luke it was the first time he used the drug and says he felt pressured to do so.
"To be perfectly honest it's a terrible drug and there should be no reason any club should be on it at all," 'John' told Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast.
John went on to talk about the reason he decided to smoke ice.
"Everyone had a bit of a kick and out of those 30 players there was about 25 to 27 that smoked ice before the game," 'John' said.
"The main reason is I get paid to play.
"I rely on the income from footy it makes up half my yearly income.
"To have a look around and see the majority of the team taking a hit I should say I kind of felt obliged to actually take it."
'John' said it was the first time he tried the drug and that it would also be the last.
"John can you promise me mate, don't ever do it again," Eddie said.
"Because what happens, at some stage your going to wake up half way through the season you're going to wake up on a Tuesday, you're going to be sore and you know you have to play the next day.
"You'll go for the pipe and you'll feel good, you'll get through and that's how it starts.
"Gavin Crosisca tells the story that's what happened to him in the end.
"It became a vicious never ending cycle into despair, so please John, don't do it mate."
Listen To 'John' Tell His Story:
- For 24 hour counselling and advice: Direct Line 1800 888 236
- Narcotics Anonymous: 03 9525 2833
- For drug information Australian Drug Foundation 1300 85 85 84 or druginfo.adf.org.au
- For an emergency: call 000
Jake King talks about the vicious cycle of drugs in lower level footy.