Former AFL star Nick Stevens has been sentenced to eight months jail after being found guilty of bashing his former girlfriend on three separate occasions.
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According to the Herald Sun, Stevens was found guilty of smashing her head repeatedly on kitchen tiles during one of the assaults and then threatened to kill her and her father.
Stevens also grazed the side of her face after pushing her up against a wall, and had kicked and threw wine at her during a fight.
According to the ABC, Stevens breached intervention orders more than 2,500 times, mostly via text messages that were “abusive and threatened self-harm”.
The 35-year-old played 231 games for Port Adelaide and Carlton before retiring in 2009 due to a recurring neck injury.
Stevens had been coaching SANFL side Glenelg but was immediately sacked after being found guilty of the charges back in January.