AFL star Sam Fisher was ‘broken and depressed by horror break-up’ before being hit with drug charges
AFL star Sam Fisher was left “broken and depressed by a horror breakup that saw him lose everything” before being charged with dealing large amounts of drugs into Australia.
- Fisher, 39, was charged with drug trafficking after a police raid on May 18.
- Police allege he was shipping large quantities of drugs to Perth in household appliances
- Fisher’s friends have revealed a breakup and injuries left him heartbroken
Friends of former St Kilda star Sam Fisher have revealed he suffered a series of intense personal setbacks that left him heartbroken and severely depressed before police charged him with drug dealing.
The 39-year-old was charged with trafficking commercial quantities of illicit drugs after a raid on a Melbourne property last Wednesday morning in which detectives allegedly seized methylamphetamine, 1,4-butanediol and a Mercedes-Benz.
Fisher opted not to appear when her case was brought up in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, with her lawyer stating she had chosen to remain in custody, with the case adjourned until August 10.
Now, friends of the highly rated former defender say a breakup with an ex-girlfriend combined with injuries from his playing days and a lack of job options put Fisher in a dark place before the police bombshell.
Fisher’s friend said the star had to “start all over again” after losing everything in a terrible breakup with an ex-girlfriend.
Fisher (pictured outside a Melbourne court in 2011) is still in custody after a police raid led to him being charged with serious drug charges.
‘The breakup fucked him up. She kept the house, her retirement, she kept everything,” a companion of Fisher’s told The Associated Press. herald sun.
“He was so screwed he had to start from scratch again.”
The friend added that the former Saints star dedicated his life to nothing but football after joining St Kilda aged 20, was left with few job options when he retired in 2016 and even asked the club for money afterwards. that he stopped playing.
To make matters worse, his 12-year, 228-game AFL career took a toll on him physically.
“I was in a deep depression. Her body was screwed up and she needed help,” the friend said.
A highly rated defender who starred in 228 games, including two grand finals for St Kilda, Fisher was left with little choice after his career because he devoted himself entirely to football, his friend said.
Fisher’s charges were filed after WA police seized a package on April 20 with $129,000 inside that was allegedly intended for delivery to a Melbourne address.
Another package purportedly from Melbourne, containing approximately one kilogram of methylamphetamine and 84 grams of cocaine concealed inside a kitchen appliance, was intercepted by WA police on the same day.
Police will allege that dependency drugs were regularly hidden in household appliances and shipped from Melbourne to Perth.
Detective Inspector Craig Darlow of the Trident Taskforce said the raid was a “remarkable result”.
“He needed help,” said Fisher’s partner, who also claimed the star asked St Kilda for money when he finished playing.
“There may be a perception that drugs can be easily concealed, however we have seen time and time again the ability of the police to detect and seize these substances,” he said in a statement.
“This is a warning that regardless of where you are or how you operate, we will target those involved in illicit drug manufacturing and trafficking and hold them accountable.”
Fisher was named St Kilda’s Best and Fairest in 2008 and 2011 and starred in two major finals for the club.