AFL bad boy Jordan De Goey opens up on his struggles with alcohol after scandal-plagued season: 'If we are having drinks, I will drink until I'm drunk'

Jordan de Goey has opened up on his struggles with alcohol in the past year The Collingwood gun has been mired by various scandals off the footy field De Goey says that he will 'drink until I'm drunk' in a frank admission to the mediaHe added that Collingwood coach Craig McRae's support has been vital Click here for all your latest international sports news at Daily Mail Australia 

Jordan de Goey has opened up on booze struggles amid a season that has been mired by scandal, culminating in him making a shock confession.

The Collingwood star has endured a terrible 13 months, beginning with an incident in which he ended up in a Manhattan prison in October 2021, after pleading not guilty to a charge of forcible touching in a New York night club.

He was clouded by more controversy earlier this year when a video emerged of him touching and exposing a woman’s breast at a nightclub in Bali. He later apologised for his behaviour and revealed he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Jordan de Goey has opened up on his drinking struggles after enduring off-field turmoil

Jordan de Goey has opened up on his drinking struggles after enduring off-field turmoil

And now, after committing his future to the Magpies, De Goey believes he has got his life back on track and is ready to play his best footy.

‘If we are having drinks I will drink until I am drunk. It’s not one or the other. I will never do anything half-arsed,’ De Goey said via 7 News.

‘It is one of those things where, in terms of footy I wouldn’t be the footy player I was without it,’ De Goey explained.

‘I am instinctive. I just do things and people are like, ‘How the f*** did you do that’, or, ‘How did you see that?’.

‘And this is sometimes the issue. I will do it and think about the consequences afterwards. It’s a double-edged sword.’

De Goey added that he still struggles with ADHD and it is for that reason he ‘can’t sit still’.

He apologised after exposing a woman's breast at a Bali nightclub in the middle of the season

He apologised after exposing a woman’s breast at a Bali nightclub in the middle of the season

‘It’s a hard one because I am still learning about it (ADHD) now. It’s almost like this hyper-focus and then just a massive drop off,’ he added.

‘People can last the whole day and just cruise along the day, whereas I’m like balls-out all day and then I’ll crash and then I’m balls-out again and I will crash and then I’m balls-out. That’s how I am, that’s how I work.

‘I can’t sit still, I can’t go home and put the TV on and watch a movie, I can’t do that. I need to be out of the house. It just pisses me off being inside.’

De Goey says he struggles with his ADHD but coach Craig McRae has been a strong support

De Goey says he struggles with his ADHD but coach Craig McRae has been a strong support

The midfielder has found support from two sources – Craig McRae and Scott Pendlebury – adding that the coach is the best thing to happen to Collingwood.

‘(McRae) has been one of the best things that has happened to the Collingwood Football Club,’ he said.

‘I grew trust with him, he grew trust with me, he doesn’t focus on mistakes in the game.

‘People do at times think you are almost invincible. I deal with stress. I deal with anxiety, I deal with everything else everyone else does,’

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