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Garry O'Connor reveals he was "out of control", developed cocaine habit

Ex-Birmingham City striker Garry O'Connor reveals that he developed a cocaine habit during his career.

Former Birmingham City striker Garry O'Connor has admitted that his life was "out of control" when he spent around £4m living a lavish lifestyle, which included a cocaine habit.

At the peak of his career, O'Connor was earning £18,000 per week, but has revealed that he got "carried away" with his spending.

"I knew I should never have put myself in that position but when you've got that much cash sloshing around you get carried away, " O'Connor told the Daily Record.

"I always found myself in the company of people who had coke on offer all the time. It was too easy to take the drug on a night out.

"I've certainly not spent much cash on cocaine - it was always just put my way by so-called friends."

O'Connor has 16 Scotland caps to his name.

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