11 Mar 2011

Fevola says he attempted suicide

11:36 am on 11 March 2011

The former Brisbane aussie rules player Brendan Fevola has revealed he attempted suicide.

Fevola says he tried to kill himself late last year, while drunk, after arguing with his wife over an episode in which he fell asleep while minding their baby daughter.

The 30-year-old says it was that incident which prompted him to enter a rehabilitation clinic, although he did not enter the clinic until days later, after a drunken New Year's Eve tangle with police, which eventually led to his sacking from the Lions.

Fevola is attempting to resurrect his career in lower grade football.