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Grant Hackett won't be a mentor to Australia's Olympic swimmers in Rio and has sworn off the booze after admitting he has a binge drinking problem. Addressing media on the Gold Coast 12 days after a d...
Mitchell Pearce's behaviour was more than ugly. It was a sad and hard-to-digest snapshot of Australia's binge-drinking epidemic. To argue that this incident is uniquely NRL's or Pearce's problem dismisses the wider truth of our culture of the bottle.