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AFL Offers To Pay For Ben Cousins' Rehabilitation

The Australian Football League has offered to pay for drug rehabilitation for Ben Cousins.

According to The Herald Sun, AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan made the offer to Cousins' father Bryan several months ago - an offer which still stands.

It is also reported that Kim Ledger, Heath Ledger's father, has also extended help.

On Thursday, Cousins was fined $600 and released on bail when he appeared at Armadale Magistrates Court for breaching a violence restraining order taken out by his former partner Maylea Tinecheff, the mother of his two children.

After leaving court he admitted going through "a bit of a tough time" and after accepting a lift from a journalist, Cousins went into more detail, saying he was couchsurfing and living out of a backpack.

"Its hard to know where to go," he told the News Corp reporter.

"I am living out of a backpack at the moment. I move between three mates' houses, spend time on different couches."

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