Cultheld Young Socceroos star begs for help fighting his ice cream addiction so he can stay out of jail
Cult-held Aussie football star pleads for help fighting his ice cream addiction so he can stay out of jail after being arrested for violating his bail through use of deadly drugs
- Kerem Bulut, 30, pleaded for release after Friday’s arrest
- Once, Young Socceroo, now 30, violated bail after taking ice
- Once touted as a future star of the national team, played professionally in Europe
- Four-year suspension from 2018 after a positive cocaine test caused Bulut’s life to collapse
Fallen former soccer star Kerem Bulut has begged for help as he struggles to overcome an ice cream addiction that started in prison.
The one-time A-League cult hero with Western Sydney Wanderers, 30, was arrested Friday for violating his bail conditions by using the deadly drug.
When he appeared in Parramatta’s court on Saturday, the former gun striker, who previously won European contracts in Germany, Greece and Turkey, acknowledged that his life has fallen apart.
He begged Magistrate Eve Wynhausen not to be sent back for another stint behind bars.
“I was not aware of the terms of my bail, I thought I was on parole, but there is still no excuse,” Bulut said.
“I got out of prison with a drug problem. “I admitted to parole, drugs and alcohol (supervisors), that I need help.”
Fallen soccer star Kerem Bulut struggles with ice cream addiction that started in prison
The one-time A-League cult hero with Western Sydney Wanderers, 30, was arrested Friday for violating his bail conditions by using the deadly drug
He also stated that ‘prison is not the best for me’ because he drug problem, according to the Daily telegram.
Bulut’s request for freedom was granted and Magistrate Wynhausen released him.
He is required to live with his father and stepmother in their Woolloomooloo home in central Sydney, adhere to a 9pm-7am curfew and also not touch alcohol or illegal drugs.
The police also visit the address at least five times a week.
Once a Young Socceroo, seemingly with the world at his feet, Bulut’s fall from favor has left many soccer fans wondering what could have been.
While Australia has been clamoring for a quality striker since Tim Cahill retired four years ago, Bulut was regarded by good judges as the answer to the Socceroos’ goal-scoring problems, that was his quality.
His litany of troubles began in 2018 when Bulut was banned from sport for four years after using cocaine while playing professionally in Turkey.
The former gun striker, who previously won European contracts in Germany, Greece and Turkey, appeared in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday and acknowledged that his life has fallen apart.
Bulut’s downward spiral started in 2018 when he was banned from football for four years after using cocaine while playing professionally in Turkey
In March last year, Bulut is said to have left his cellmate with a broken eye socket at Silverwater Prison, in Sydney’s west.
He was in custody after allegedly assaulting a man at a house party in Rockdale, south of the city, on March 5.
Police allege that Bulut attacked the man behind bars after being told ‘Yes, in a minute’ when asked to turn off their cell lights.
Prison guards are said to have found the injured cellmate two hours later before he was taken to Concord Hospital for treatment.
Bulut was charged with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm to a person, inflicting bodily harm and recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.
He will then appear in court on June 21 on a series of other charges of separate alleged violations.