AFL footy legend Mark 'Bomber' Thompson opens up about his downward spiral into meth addiction

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Disgraced AFL legend Mark Thompson has broken his silence about his fall from grace which led to being charged with drug possession following a raid on his Melbourne warehouse apartment.
Disgraced AFL legend Mark Thompson has broken his silence about his fall from grace and battle with drug addiction and mental health after turning his back on the sport.

The five-time premiership player and coach admits he lost his way after he retired from coaching, a year after being caught up in the drugs supplement scandal at the Essendon Bombers.

His marriage broke down as his life continued to unravel until his lowest point in 2018 when he was charged with drug possession following a police raid on his Port Melbourne warehouse apartment.

Thompson later revealed he became hooked on the drug ice through his housemate - a heavily-tattooed bikie associate - and told a court in 2019 how he was in a 'bad place' and used ice to 'mask the pain'.

A year after he was convicted for drug possession and placed on a 12 month community corrections order, Thompson, 56, has opened up for the the first time about the dark place he was in and how a psychologist changed his life.

AFL legend Mark Thompson has turned his life around since being charged and convicted of drug possession. He's pictured leaving Melbourne Magistrates Court in June 2019

Former Essendon coach and teammate James Hird organised for his good mate to see a psychologist following the police raid on Thompson's home.

Within five minutes of meeting the psychologist, Thompson was bawling his eyes out after she immediately diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress disorder.

'I can't believe I got to that place. I can't believe it. I lost my way. In the…
By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
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