Disgraced NRL star Jarrod Mullen to plead guilty to dealing cocaine months after nearly dying from an overdose – as his girlfriend reveals she is five months pregnant
- Jarrod Mullen’s lawyer said his client will plead guilty to supplying cocaine
- Three other charges he was facing were dropped in court on Wednesday
- Mullen is serving a four-year ban from NRL after testing positive for steroids
- His girlfriend Tam Chessell announced she was pregnant last month
Former Newcastle Knights star Jarrod Mullen will admit to supplying cocaine – just weeks after he and his girlfriend announced they are expecting a child.
Mullen and his girlfriend Tam Chessell announced they were expecting a child in March next year.
‘This has been the hardest secret to keep, but Jarrod and I could not be happier to announce we are expecting a little blessing to our family,’ Ms Chessell wrote on Instagram.
‘We feel beyond lucky and are over the moon to be on this new and exciting journey.’
Jarrod Mullen’s (pictured with his partner Tam Chessell) lawyer said his client will plead guilty to supplying cocaine
Three other charges he was facing were dropped in court on Wednesday. Mullen pictured outside court in June
Defence lawyer Scott Mackenzie told Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday that the 32-year-old, who did not appear in court, would plead guilty to one charge of supplying cocaine.
Two other counts of supplying cocaine and one count of supplying a trafficable quantity of a prohibited drug were withdrawn.
Magistrate David Price said Mullen would have to be in court in person to formally plead guilty to the charge and adjourned the case to December 4.
Mullen’s bail was continued.
Mullen, a former Newcastle Knights star who played one State of Origin at halfback for NSW, had initially been accused of supplying cocaine on four separate occasions at Cameron Park near West Wallsend in November 2018.
He was arrested at Tarrawanna, near Wollongong, on May 29.
In December 2018 Mullen reportedly overdosed at a 40th birthday party held by Les Mason.
Mullen is understood to have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition, where he spent two days in intensive care before going to rehab.
Mullen’s arrest came after he reportedly overdosed at his birthday in December
The State of Origin star halfback once commanded $1 million a year and once touted as the game’s ‘next big thing’.
But he was placed on a four-year ban from the sport for doping after he was caught with steroids in his system during a routine drug test in 2017.
The 31-year-old former Newcastle Knights player’s life is said to have spiraled out of control since the ban, according to a report by The Daily Telegraph.
Mullen and his girlfriend Tam Chessell announced on Instagram that they were expecting a child in March next year
Mullen (pictured with his partner) is serving a four-year ban from rugby league after testing positive for steroids in 2017