A concerning photo allegedly showing former West Coast Eagles star Daniel Kerr unconscious on the street in Kalgoorlie has been published by the West Australian.
Just days after reports emerged of Kerr being found ‘unresponsive’ on the side of the road in Kalgoorlie, the West Australian published the photo on its front page on Friday.
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The premiership player was allegedly found by a member of the public on Hannan Street at 7.30am on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old was taken to the Kalgoorlie Health Campus where he discharged himself soon after.
An exclusive picture shows ex-Eagle Daniel Kerr passed out on a Kalgoorlie street, the latest from Christmas Island quarantine and your free West Coast AFLW team poster. All this and more in today's edition of The West Australian. pic.twitter.com/gx6eECBrPv— The West Australian (@westaustralian) February 6, 2020
Kerr brushes off incident
Kerr later confirmed the reports in an interview with Channel 7, saying his actions were “stupid” but “no drugs” were involved.
“(I) wasn’t being violent, I wasn’t breaking the law, it was just a bit of fun,” he said.
“A bit of stupidity but nothing else to it.
“These days with the three kids (and) the businesses that I’m running I don’t really get to let the hair down too much. I probably let it down a little bit too much this time.
“I accept it was stupid. I wasn’t being rude to the public. There was no violence there was no drugs involved.
“It was just a bit of fun. The night wasn’t worth it but I had a good time.”
Former West Coast star Daniel Kerr has explained what went wrong after he was found passed out on Kalgoorlie's main street. He admits he had too much to drink, but can't guarantee it won't happen again. https://t.co/vcyXz8wCAn #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/97RXbPvObR— 7NEWS Perth (@7NewsPerth) February 6, 2020
On Thursday, Nine News confirmed the photo was of Kerr.
Kerr played 220 games for West Coast from 2001 to 2013, kicking 122 goals.
He played in West Coast’s grand final triumph in 2006.
However he has been involved in a number of off-field controversies during and after his playing days.