CREZZA: From AFL glory to prison and the long road to redemption
From football fame to a prison term: how the ex-Sydney Swan is rebuilding his life.
For more than a decade Daryn Cresswell gave his all for the Sydney Swans. Over a career spanning 244 games he was smart, strong, unflinchingly brave and unwaveringly loyal.
But when the curtain fell, things changed fast.
Embroiled in a world of fast earns, chronic gambling and entangled in a web of lies, Cresswell lost everything – his wife, his money, friendships and, in the end, almost his life.
In a very real way it was only jail that could save him.
In Crezza, Daryn tells his story, one of hard-earned highs and self-inflicted lows.
It’s the story of a driven man who risked everything and lost.
It’s also the story of a man who clawed his way back.
Authors: Matt Webber