Daniel Kerr says his 2006 premiership teammates do not deserve to be tarred with the same brush as him.
Speaking to Seven News tonight, he said he was “fine” with receiving more bad publicity but he felt for many of his fellow premiership players.
“I was one of the ones who deserved to be looked at for this type of thing because I was playing up a little bit back then and did play up a little bit after my career,” Kerr, 33, said.
“The ones who I don’t like this brought up for are the Chris Judds, the Dean Coxs, the Rowan Jones who really had nothing to do with this type of behaviour.
“It constantly gets brought up and they get (tarred) with the same brush as a small few who were playing up back in the day.”
Kerr defended Judd and Trevor Nisbett, describing them as fantastic people who did everything they could to steer the club in the right direction.
He said the problems he and Cousins experienced after football made that period in the club’s history seem worse than it was.