Footy legend Sam Burgess is arrested after being pulled over and allegedly failing a drug test – one year after being busted for getting behind the wheel with cocaine in his system
Former NRL star Sam Burgess has been arrested after he allegedly failed a random roadside drug test.
The former South Sydney Rabbitohs premiership star, 34, was allegedly driving a BMW x5 when he was pulled over by police at Kingsford on Thursday morning for a random test.
He allegedly returned a positive result and was taken back to Maroubra Police Station for a second round of tests.
It’s understood detectives are awaiting those results before charges can be laid, Seven News reported.
His lawyer Brian Wrench said Burgess has denied taking any drugs.
Sam Burgess (pictured with new girlfriend Lucy Graham last month) allegedly failed a random break test when pulled over by NSW Police on Thursday
‘He completely denies any suggestion that he was involved with any illicit drugs and we have obtained a urine sample from an internationally-accredited laboratory confirming that he has not consumed any illicit drugs,” Mr Wrench told the Daily Telegraph.
Burgess was not meant to be behind the wheel as his licence is currently suspended.
He pleaded guilty to driving with cocaine in his system in February last year after highway patrol caught him behind the wheel of an unregistered car.
He was fined, put on a good behaviour bond, and ordered to take part in a traffic offender’s program. No conviction was recorded.
Burgess, who celebrated his 34th birthday last week, is due to appear in court over the latest alleged incident in February.
He recently went public with new girlfriend Lucy Graham, his first serious girlfriend since separating from wife Phoebe Burgess in 2019.
The former couple were married for four years and share two young children Poppy and Billy.
The retired English prop recently started a new role as assistant coach at the Rabbitohs.
Burgess played 182 games for the Rabbitohs before
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