To footy fans, he was a hero. A god.
But while he was perfection on the field, out in the real world Ben Cousins was a total disaster. An addict who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, kick the habit.
This year, he finally ended up in jail.
His partner Maylea was with him through it all; The good times, with Ben the doting dad... the bad times, when he was out of control... and the impossible, when he turned violent.
Finally, hear her side of the story as Maylea reveals to Steve Pennells what it was really like living with a legend.
The Downfall of Ben Cousins airs Sunday 8.30pm after House Rules on Channel 7.