He infamously got drunk and caused havoc at the Brownlow Medal Count in 2009.
And now former AFL star Brendan Fevola has revealed what really happened after the wild night out.
‘It was tough’: Former AFL star Brendan Fevola has revealed what really happened after he infamously got drunk at the Brownlow Medal Count in 2009 and says his wife Alex was furious
‘This time 11 years ago I was waking up at the beautiful Crown casino,’ Brendan said.
‘Just got the arms up, turned over to my pregnant wife and said, “oh god, last night was good”.
‘And she said, “you’re a beepwit”. And I didn’t know what happened. It was the Brownlow night that I’d got hammered,’ he said.
Out of control: Brendan infamously interviewed players and WAGs while heavily intoxicated at the 2009 Brownlow Medal count. He also kissed Sydney Swans midfielder Ryan O’Keefe
He added with a cheeky laugh: ‘So today 11 years ago was a real tough day, probably one of the toughest I’ve gone through I reckon.’
Brendan recalled how hours later while he was out to lunch he was inundated with phone calls from the CEO of the Carlton Football Club, Greg Swann, who told him to go straight home.
He said he had no idea what was going on until he got home and saw media parked outside of his house.
‘The Mrs was rapt,’ Brendan said.
‘The Mrs was rapt’: Speaking on his FOX FM radio show on Tuesday, the 39-year-old recalled how his then-pregnant wife Alex was furious at him and he was forced to stay inside for a week because media were camped outside his house
‘I walked inside because Alex had already left because I had the lunch. She’d gone home and she’s sitting on the couch and had the TV on pause… She said have a look at this,’ showing him his antics from the night.
‘I turned around and said maybe we should watch a couple of Foxtel movies.’
Last September, Brendan revealed how his antics had ruined the Brownlow Medal for attendees over the years.
‘For the last nine years they have not been able to serve alcohol at a rapid rate that they use to,’ Brendan said on his FOX 101.9FM Fifi, Fev and Byron show.
He said every year he gets messages from fellow footballers who are unhappy by the new arrangement.
Controversial: In September last year, Brendan revealed that his antics had ruined Brownlow Medal festivities for attendees over the years (pictured at the event)
‘They say “You p***k!” They hate me,’ he explained.
Fellow retired AFL star Dane Swan even blamed Brendan’s rowdy Brownlow night for ruining the event’s celebrations on an industry podcast.
Brendan infamously interviewed players and WAGs while heavily intoxicated at the 2009 Brownlow Medal count.
The former Carlton and Brisbane star, who was working for Channel Nine’s AFL Footy Show at the time, pretended to attack then-Carlton superstar Chris Judd, made sexual jokes to his partner Bec, kissed Sydney Swans midfielder Ryan O’Keefe and snapped at the condescension of James Hird.
He left Carlton shortly after the fallout, and was temporarily banned from appearing on the Grand Final Footy Show.
Brendan discussed the scandal on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016 and remained defiant that he didn’t regret his behaviour.
‘No I had a great time,’ he said. ‘I didn’t hurt anyone. I was really p**sed, if you didn’t notice.’
But later, he seemed willing to accept blame for his actions and told his fellow campers: ‘It was my own fault.’
In 2011, Brendan went to rehab for gambling as well as drinking and depression for 60 days and was sacked from playing AFL while there.
Aftermath: He left Carlton shortly after the fallout, and was temporarily banned from appearing on the Grand Final Footy Show. Pictured on the field in 2010