Mayak Daw reportedly fought with his girlfriend and had a cocktail of prescription drugs before they drove to a Melbourne bridge and plunged into the Yarra River.
The AFL-ster, 27, who is in a serious condition after falling 25 meters from the Bolte-bridge, got the sleep medication Stilnox after a fight with his partner on Monday evening, reported the Australian.
Daw then took another sedative, melatonin, before he grabbed his car keys, according to the report.
His abandoned car was found at the top of the car-free bridge, while Daw was found in the water below.
Majak Daw (pictured last month with Emily McKay) reportedly fought with his girlfriend and took a cocktail of medication before he drove to a Melbourne bridge and walked into the Yarra River
The AFL-ster, 27, remains in serious condition after 25 meters of the Bolte-bridge (photo)
The defender of North Melbourne suffered catastrophic injuries, broke his hips and pelvis, but survived the fall.
"Majak suffered very serious injuries to his hips and pelvis area, & # 39; said Ben Buckley, North Melbourne, Tuesday.
& # 39; Our primary concern is of course his mental and physical health and well-being, and also the well-being of his family, friends, teammates, coaches and staff at the club. & # 39;
Daw's situation led former Kangaroos and Sydney Swans star Wayne Schwass to ask the AFL to pay more attention to the issue of mental health.
The defender of North Melbourne (pictured) suffered catastrophic injuries, broke his hips and pelvis, but survived the fall
Daw's appalling situation led former Kangaroos and Sydney Swans star Wayne Schwass to ask the AFL to pay more attention to the issue of mental health.
Schwass revealed in 2006 that he was depressed during his career.
& # 39; When will the AFL industry meet to address the problem of mental health? & # 39 ;, Schwass said on Twitter.
Certainly, that point is now, now. Fortunately, the outcome of today's event (sic) was not more tragic. A very serious wake-up call, our industry must be serious! & # 39;
Recently, Daw discussed his demons for mental health in a document that will soon be released, and says on camera that the "difficult times do not last."
"I have always believed that if I can just drive through it, I will come out stronger", he told the documentary crew according to the Herald Sun.
Daw (photo) is recovering in hospital after descending a bridge at Docklands, in Melbourne, on Monday evening
& # 39;I will look back on those experiences and say: & # 39; I have been able to go through that, I can endure everything & # 39; & # 39;. & # 39;
The documentary, Voice For Change, is expected to appear in January.
Emergency services tow Daw from the Yarra River around Monday morning around 11 am.
Daily Mail Australia understands that he pulled his car on a bridge on the bridge before he stumbled in the water.
The footy star with North Melbourne (photo) recently spoke about his psychiatric demons in a forthcoming documentary
Daw (photo left) has fought mental health problems after fleeing war-torn Sudan as a child
Daw is one of nine children in a family that has fled the war-torn Sudan.
Since joining the Kangaroos, he has become a key figure in the AFL and the local community.
As a multilateral ambassador for AFL, he spoke out against racism and is widely regarded as an example for young footballers.
After fleeing from war-torn Sudan, Daw and his family moved to Australia in 2003.
He was selected by North Melbourne during the 2010 debut and became the first Sudanese player to make an AFL debut when he played his first senior match against the Brisbane Lions in round four of the 2013 season.
The 195 cm utility struggled to establish itself as a normal player at elite level until this year when he enjoyed an outbreak campaign.
After playing mainly as a forward and ruckman, coach Brad Scott switched him to the defense where he thrived, making 18 senior gigs to reach his 50-game career milestone.
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Daw is shown in action during a Kangaroos training at Arden Street Ground in April