RETIRED champion Chris Judd says it is a shame West Coast's 2006 premiership has been tainted by the club's drug culture during that period.
Judd, who retired this season after a career-ending knee injury, believes he has been unfairly blamed for the culture that emerged after the Eagles' Grand Final appearances in 2005 and 2006.
"It's a bit of a shame that whole period really gets summarised by [reports of] drug issues or some of the other behavioural things that the players were doing," Judd told Fairfax.
"[There was] some poor behaviour. People getting arrested for assaults. You've read the stories as have I.
"But on a list of 45 people it was probably five or six who had been in the headlines for those reasons. Five or six is unacceptable but it's 40 guys that are living a respectable existence."
Respected AFL journalist Mike Sheahan last month announced his greatest combined teams of the past five decades and marked down former Eagles star Ben Cousins because of his off-field issues.
Cousins, who won the 2005 Brownlow Medal, is yet to enter the AFL Hall of Fame.
It was Judd, however, who said he felt he had been unfairly blamed for the club's drug culture in that period.  
"As captain I'm happy to wear some of that responsibility, but probably not as much as people try and apportion to me," he said.
Judd also revealed he would not re-enter the AFL system once he had played his role as a member of the Blues' coaching sub-committee to recommend the club's next senior coach.