Richmond supporters have flocked to Punt Road to see star recruit Ben Cousins take his first steps with the Tigers.
Nearly 3000 fans packed into the Punt Road oval to watch what normally would have been a routine pre-season training session, but turned into an impromptu rally of club faithful.
His problems are not over yet as police in Victoria name him in court
Cousins has flown back into a storm of controversy amid court claims of links to an accused gangland killer.
As Cousins today begins a new life as a Richmond footballer, police yesterday named the fallen champ in court as being connected to alleged underworld figure Angelo Venditti.
Why do the AFL bother?