Ben Cousins attacked in jail

Published: 19 May 2017

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Former West Coast Eagles captain Ben Cousins has reportedly been attacked by inmates in jail, for refusing to participate in a footy match.

The fallen star was ‘set upon’ in the Perth prison, sports journalist Damian Barratt reported on Thursday night.

It’s reported that Cousins rejected an invitation to play in an in-house game, and was then assaulted by a group of men.

“We have had it confirmed that he indeed was assault by inmates,” Barrett said on The Footy Show.

Cousins was locked up in March over an aggravated stalking charge, seven breaches of a violence restraining order, two drug related charges, and no authority to drive.

Cousins contacted his former partner Maylea Tinecheff more than 2000 times between October and February, including more than 100 times in a single day.

The 38-year-old is seven weeks into his 12-month sentence.

Seven News have reported that a lawyer for Cousins said he was NOT assaulted for refusing to play, yet did not provide details on why.

The prison has refused to comment.