Chris Judd says he feels for his former West Coast teammate Ben Cousins.
News broke on Thursday that Cousins was assaulted in prison over in Western Australia.
Judd, who played in a premiership winning midfield alongside Cousins, said he feels extremely sorry for Cousins and his family after this latest incident.
"I just feel a huge amount of sorrow for Ben, and in particular his family as well, for the suffering they've gone through over a really extended period of time now," he said on the Friday Huddle.
"I think everyone in the footballing community lives in hope that things will get better.
"Hopefully this experience, it's unpleasant, I'm sure it's been, (but) perhaps it'll be the turning point for his story."