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Ex-NRL player Joe Williams reaches out to Brent Naden after positive cocaine test – Wide World of Sports

‘I was an addict during my career so I know’



Former NRL star turned mental health counsellor Joe Williams has offered his help to Brent Naden in a bid to get the wayward Panthers youngster’s life back on track.
The similarities between Williams and Naden – who was provisionally suspended by the NRL yesterday for allegedly using cocaine before the grand final – are uncanny.
Both Aboriginal players hailed from the rough areas of western NSW before coming to the big city to play footy. Both were subjected to racial abuse.
And like Naden is alleged…

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