MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney of the Bulldogs waves to fans during the 2008 AFL Grand Final parade held at the Treasury Building September 26, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Former Western Bulldogs and Essendon star Adam Cooney has revealed details of a physical confrontation he and current Fremantle coach Ross Lyon had back in 2009.

Lyon was the head coach of St Kilda at the time, and Cooney recalled having a lengthy chat with Lyon at Michael Gardiner’s wedding, before things turned sour quite quickly, courtesy of Cooney’s actions.

“I actually had a good chat with Ross for about an hour prior to that, we were sitting down so I thought we were pretty good pals at that stage,” Cooney told Fox Sports.

“I never drink white wine and I’d had maybe one too many sav blancs, so I thought I might just try to execute a rear naked choke-hold on Rossy and he didn’t take it too well.

“His quote was if you weren’t a Brownlow Medallist I would have knocked you out, so I was lucky the medal came in handy. I¬†wouldn’t be doing it again.”