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Wayne Carey ADMITS to ‘abusing’ his past girlfriends on SAS Australia

AFL great Wayne Carey has sensationally opened up about his ‘abusive’ past and addressed his infamous affair with his best mate’s wife.  

The 50-year-old said ‘you don’t actually have to hit someone to be abusive’, and admitted to mental intimidation in his past relationships during a bombshell interview on Tuesday’s episode of SAS Australia.  

After failing one of the show’s challenges, Wayne was later pulled into an interrogation with the show’s directing staff, when he spoke about his sordid personal life.

Interrogation: Wayne Carey (pictured) spoke about his abusive past on Tuesday’s episode of SAS Australia, leaving the show’s DS (directing staff) stunned by his bad behaviour

Chief instructor Ant Middleton said that despite being one of Australia’s most celebrated football players, Wayne had left behind a ‘trail of destruction’.

Admitting that his life had been ‘up and down’, Wayne detailed his 2002 affair with Kelli Stevens, the wife of his then-teammate Anthony Stevens. 

His revelation left Ant, 41, shocked, as Wayne continued: ‘It’s haunted me for over 20 years. I was in self-destruction mode. You know, I guess my life started to unravel.’

Confession time: After failing one of the show's gruelling challenges, Wayne was later pulled into an interrogation with the show's DS, where he spoke about his sordid personal life

Confession time: After failing one of the show’s gruelling challenges, Wayne was later pulled into an interrogation with the show’s DS, where he spoke about his sordid personal life

Following the highly publicised affair, Wayne said he left his football club and ‘went to America’, where things turned from bad to worse.

‘In America, I’ve been charged with assaulting police. I got accused of glassing my girlfriend,’ he continued.

‘I went over to throw wine on her in a restaurant, which clearly is wrong. The glass touched her lip, the headlines were that I glassed her.’

Line of fire: Chief instructor Ant Middleton (pictured) remarked that despite being one of Australia's most celebrated football players, Wayne had left behind a 'trail of destruction'

Line of fire: Chief instructor Ant Middleton (pictured) remarked that despite being one of Australia’s most celebrated football players, Wayne had left behind a ‘trail of destruction’

Seemingly not convinced by Wayne’s version of events, a cynical Ant asked him: ‘What the f**k are you playing at? What went through your head?’

Wayne admitted that the incident was ‘one of the biggest regrets of my life’, but insisted the glass had only ‘touched her lip’.

‘[It] didn’t break. I wasn’t trying to glass her,’ he insisted.

Former friends: Admitting that his life had been 'up and down', Wayne detailed his 2002 affair with Kelli Stevens, the wife of his then-teammate Anthony Stevens (right). Pictured together after the AFL grand final in Melbourne in 1996

Former friends: Admitting that his life had been ‘up and down’, Wayne detailed his 2002 affair with Kelli Stevens, the wife of his then-teammate Anthony Stevens (right). Pictured together after the AFL grand final in Melbourne in 1996

Ant then asked Wayne if he was ‘an aggressive person’, and he insisted that he wasn’t, despite the altercation.

‘All my partners will say I’ve never been physically abusive, but have I been abusive mentally and also, I guess, intimidating? Absolutely,’ he admitted.

Added Ant: ‘You have this f**king attitude, “I’m the world’s greatest footballer, I do what the f**k I want.”‘

Tell-all: His revelation left Ant, 41, shocked, as Wayne continued: 'It's haunted me for over 20 years. I was in self-destruction mode. You know, I guess my life started to unravel'

Tell-all: His revelation left Ant, 41, shocked, as Wayne continued: ‘It’s haunted me for over 20 years. I was in self-destruction mode. You know, I guess my life started to unravel’

But Wayne insisted Ant’s assessment of him wasn’t true, and said his bad behaviour was ‘due to a number of reasons’, including ‘not addressing things’.

‘Actually being physically violent to someone, I saw that everyday growing up… Horrific stuff,’ he confessed.

‘And that’s why when people close to me said, “That is unacceptable,” I’d say, “What do you mean? I raised my voice, I stood up. You know, I put my arm on her.”‘

'In America, I've been charged with assaulting police. I got accused of glassing my girlfriend,' he continued. Pictured with former fiancée Kate Neilson outside court in Miami in October 2008

‘In America, I’ve been charged with assaulting police. I got accused of glassing my girlfriend,’ he continued. Pictured with former fiancée Kate Neilson outside court in Miami in October 2008

He added: ‘I now know how warped my thinking was. You don’t actually have to hit someone to be abusive.’

Speaking to the show’s DS, Wayne said ‘the penny dropped’ and he eventually changed his problematic behaviour.

‘I spoke to the right people, and that’s not to say that I’m a perfect human now either. I’m still a work in progress,’ he admitted. 

'You have this f**king attitude, "I'm the world's greatest footballer, I do what the f**k I want,"' Ant told the sports star

‘You have this f**king attitude, “I’m the world’s greatest footballer, I do what the f**k I want,”‘ Ant told the sports star

He added: ‘I’m not proud of some of the things that I’ve done. But I’ve done a lot of work on myself over the last 10 years and I take ownership of it.’

The North Melbourne captain quit the club before the 2002 season when his affair with Kelli, 48, became public.

Wayne and Kelli had been caught in a bathroom together by teammates – including Anthony, 50 – at a birthday party, eventually shattering both men’s marriages.

'I now know how warped my thinking was. You don't actually have to hit someone to be abusive,' he confessed

‘I now know how warped my thinking was. You don’t actually have to hit someone to be abusive,’ he confessed

The sports star was married to Sally McMahon at the time, and Anthony had even acted as a groomsman at their wedding just a year earlier. 

Wayne later issued a public apology to his former best friend in 2016, insisting the affair had been a one-night only event.  

‘A heartfelt apology. That’s where it started and that’s where it ended. You’ll never forget [the affair] and it’s something that will live with me forever,’ he said.

Love and betrayal: Wayne and Kelli (right, with Anthony at an AFL match in Brisbane in August 2004) had been caught in a bathroom together by teammates at a birthday party, eventually shattering both men's marriages

Love and betrayal: Wayne and Kelli (right, with Anthony at an AFL match in Brisbane in August 2004) had been caught in a bathroom together by teammates at a birthday party, eventually shattering both men’s marriages

Following the scandal, Wayne later travelled to the US, where he was arrested and charged by Miami police during a holiday with then-girlfriend Kate Neilson.

Kate alleged to police that Wayne had smashed a wine glass on her face, cutting her mouth and neck during an altercation.

Police were called to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at around midnight on October 27, 2007, where they found Wayne asleep.

'I went over to throw wine on her in a restaurant, which clearly is wrong. The glass touched her lip, the headlines were that I glassed her,' he insisted

‘I went over to throw wine on her in a restaurant, which clearly is wrong. The glass touched her lip, the headlines were that I glassed her,’ he insisted

According to the police report, Wayne appeared drunk when they woke him, and he lashed out, kicking one officer in the mouth and elbowing another in the face.

He was then taken to Miami-Dade County jail, and charged with assaulting a public servant, resisting an officer with violence and aggravated battery. 

Wayne later pleaded guilty to two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest with violence.

Trouble with the law: Wayne later pleaded guilty to two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest with violence. Pictured with Kate outside court in Melbourne in February 2009

Trouble with the law: Wayne later pleaded guilty to two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest with violence. Pictured with Kate outside court in Melbourne in February 2009 

He agreed to make a $US500 (AUD$694) donation to the Miami police benevolent fund, attend classes on alcohol abuse and anger management, and has written letters of apology to the police officers involved. 

‘I am extremely regretful of the whole incident,’ he said outside the court.

‘I am extremely apologetic to the police. I am now happy that it’s over. I am happy with the resolution and there’s no conviction, that was obviously very important.’

'I'm not proud of some of the things that I've done. But I've done a lot of work on myself over the last 10 years and I take ownership of it,' he said

‘I’m not proud of some of the things that I’ve done. But I’ve done a lot of work on myself over the last 10 years and I take ownership of it,’ he said

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