Sport REVEALED: The reason behind Ben Cousins' prison assault

13:05  20 may  2017
13:05  20 may  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Ben Cousins ' prison assualt was over a coffee mug and not his refusal to participate in an football match in the yard.

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  REVEALED: The reason behind Ben Cousins' prison assault © Provided by Sportal com au Ben Cousins' prison assault was over a coffee mug and not his refusal to participate in a football match in the yard.

A source inside Acacia prison exclusively told Omnisport News that Cousins was angered after his mug was stolen.

Fellow inmates took issue with the fallen AFL star and that was the reason for the altercation.

Cousins' lawyer Michael Tudori confirmed to news.com.au on Friday night that the incident wasn't to do with football.

The 2005 Brownlow Medallist has served seven weeks of a one-year jail sentence after being convicted of stalking and breaching a domestic violence order.

He appeared in court via video link on Friday over a separate drug possession charge but was found not guilty because of insufficient evidence.

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