AFL star opens up about his double-life - including a battle with bulimia and his dramatic sacking

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Brock McLean, 34, was delisted at the end of the AFL's 2014 season after more than a decade and 157 games with the Melbourne and Carlton football clubs.
An AFL star who found out his career was over inside a Copenhagen strip club was living a double-life of drug and alcohol abuse for years before being discovered.

AFL star Brock McLean (pictured) who found out his career was over inside a Copenhagen strip club was living a double-life of drug and alcohol abuse for years before being discovered

Brock McLean, 34, was delisted at the end of the AFL's 2014 season after more than a decade and 157 games with Melbourne and Carlton.

McLean has revealed he was struggling with the inner turmoil of drug and alcohol addition caused by an undiagnosed mental health condition on the Herald Sun's 'Sacked' podcast.

McLean only tested positive for drugs once in his 11 seasons playing AFL despite regular 48 hour benders, some which ended only hours before Monday morning training.

'There were times when I would do cocaine up until a Sunday afternoon and then was getting tested on Monday morning and I was like, 'Shit, I am done here, I am goneski,' and somehow I didn't get a positive test. All I can gather from that is that cocaine is in and out of your system pretty quickly,' he said.

Brock McLean, 34, (pictured with sister Ellie McLean) was delisted at the end of the AFL's 2014 season after more than a decade and 157 games with the Melbourne and Carlton football clubs

After six years at Melbourne McLean joined the Carlton Football Club at the end of 2009 where he soon developed an eating disorder

After six years at Melbourne McLean joined the Carlton Football Club at the end of 2009 where he soon developed an eating disorder.

Despite being plagued with injuries linked to overtraining he was kept on the team and…
By Louise Ayling For Daily Mail Australia
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