Concerning photo emerges of fallen star 'unresponsive' on street

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

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.

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.

Daniel Kerr was carried from the field by his teammates after playing his 200th game in 2012. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

“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.”

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.