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Ben Cousins won’t be part of the football hall of fame’s class of ’24

AFL CEO Andrew Dillon.Credit: Eddie Jim

An AFL spokesman said the league did not discuss hall of fame decisions or deliberations, other than the elevation of Dunstall.

At the announcement for Dunstall’s elevation in April, AFL chairman Richard Goyder, who is on the hall of fame committee, said: “I won’t talk about hall of fame. I will say it’s a joy to see Ben in the shape he’s in right now, and I’ve seen a fair bit of him in the west.

“I think [Cousins’ recovery] is fantastic … what I would say with hall of fame, and it’s almost my precursor to our committee discussions each year, is it’s not who’s in, it’s who’s not in.

“It’s an incredibly high bar to be a hall of famer in the AFL, and it’s even higher to be a Legend, so we’ll look at these things in due course.”

Carey, inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2010, was also one of the…

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