Hanley, who plays his 100th AFL game this weekend, says that it was only after he copped a spray from the club and from football manager Graeme Allan that he changed his ways and began to work hard.
“I think I was drunk my first two years,” Hanley said.
“I still had a great time and it’s made me who I am now. My professionalism has got a lot better and I’m really enjoying my footy at the moment and I’ve definitely pulled my head in.
“It dawned on me at my three-year mark.
“I got in a bit of strife and thought I was in a bit of trouble. The club were very good to stand by me.
“I thought I wasn’t going to be given another contract and I thought I was going to be sent home.
“I remember I got a bit emotional in front of the boys and I think from there I turned my year around.”
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