MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 2: Shannon Grant #6 for the Roos tackles Justin Murphy #28 for the Bombers during the AFL Round 14 match between the Essendon Bombers and the Kangaroos at Telstra Dome July 2, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Former Bomber slams ex-teammate after he was sentenced to jail

Former Essendon star Dean Rioli has slammed ex-teammate Justin Murphy after the 185-gamer was sentenced to six months in prison for attacking an ex-girlfriend.

Murphy pleaded guilty to 28 charges on Thursday for what the magistrate named a “campaign of terror” against his ex-partner Jill Scott.

Seven News reported the ex-Richmond, Carlton, Geelong and Essendon player stalked, robbed and threatened to kill Scott, who is still shaken up after the multiple incidents.

The Court was told Muprhy attacked Scott with a blowtorch in November last year, resulting in Scott losing her middle finger after the burns.

“I have flashes for life, dreams for life. I wake up screaming,” she told Seven News.

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“Evil. That’s pretty much the word for it.”

Rioli took to Twitter to blast Murphy for his actions, saying he should have been handed a longer sentence.

The cousin of Hawthorn’s Cyril Rioli and Richmond’s Daniel Rioli also called Murphy a coward.