Brendan Fevola kicked his gambling habit but the former AFL star now admits he’s addicted to video games.
The Carlton great sold his Coleman Medal to fund his gambling addiction but has since recovered and now has a hit radio show in Melbourne where he confessed his gaming sins.
Speaking on his Fox FM show with Fifi Box and Nick Cody, Fevola revealed he’s spent almost as much time playing Call of Duty as he did on the AFL field.
The 40-year-old has spent 557 hours playing COD over the past six months, according to an app that tracks video game usage.
“It’s a bit scary, but what about all the other things I do? The vacuuming, the cooking, the washing, the cleaning, and I can still get COD in,” Fevola said.
“I’m pretty good. Early days, I didn’t know what I was doing. I was running around getting shot and had no idea what was going on.”
When Cody pointed out he’d likely “played more COD than AFL” Fevola hit back.
“Righto, Mr Mathematician. What about all the training, the meetings and all the crap you do (playing footy)? I started playing at the age of five, it’s all hard work,” he said.
Box then interjected and told the former footballer to look at the situation in the cold light of day.
“Can I put this in perspective because a lot of your life is going to COD at the moment, a lot of valuable time,” she said.
“You’re dedicating a lot of your life (to COD). And this isn’t a dress rehearsal, you get one shot at life and you’re spending a lot of it playing a video game.
“Point one per cent of games you win, so 0.1 per cent of all that time and energy you’re actually doing something good.
“Some life choices you might want to reflect on.”
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