Cousins suffers a broken arm after altercations at a Perth nightclub with teammate Daniel Kerr. Kerr punched Cousins and pushed him down a flight of stairs. The altercation was over Kerr’s relationship with Cousin’s sister, Melanie.
Cousins and teammate Michael Gardiner refused to tell police what they knew about a shooting at a Perth nightclub involving Coffin Cheater Troy Mercanti, a prominent member of WA's notorious outlaw motorcycle gang.
Cousins and then teammate Michael Gardiner face scrutiny for their links to underworld figures, John Kizon and Troy Mercanti who were allegedly involved in a shooting.
Plays 200th game (youngest Eagle to reach that mark); wins the Brownlow Medal (after five previous top 10 finishes); runner-up, player's association Most Valuable Player Award; runner-up coaches player of the year award; West Coast are runners-up.
Cousins in Los Angeles to attend rehab at the Summit Center clinic. He failed to arrive at the rehab facility. Cousins is involved in a cocaine binge and is admitted to hospital.
19 November 2007
The AFL commission bans Cousins from playing for 12 months, stating that he was found guilty of conduct unbecoming and likely to prejudice the interest of the AFL and of bringing the game into disrepute.
Cousins linked to accused gangland killer Angelo “Fat Ange” Mario Venditti. Sen-Det Tim Bell told a court that monitoring and surveillance which began in May this year uncovered Mr Venditti's extensive ties to Cousins, underworld figure Mick Gatto, Perth criminal identity John Kizon and accused drug importer Fabian Quaid (a friend of Cousins). “Fat Ange” is charged with the 2002 underworld murder of drug dealer Paul “PK” Kallipolitis.