Burgess In New Run-in With Australian Law: Reports
Muhammad Rameez 2 days ago Mon 22nd February 2021 | 02:32 PM
Former England rugby star Sam Burgess was arrested for traffic offences and possible drug use in Australia Monday in his latest run-in with authorities, local media reported
Sydney, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Feb, 2021 ) :Former England rugby star Sam Burgess was arrested for traffic offences and possible drug use in Australia Monday in his latest run-in with authorities, local media reported.
Police would only say they stopped a 32-year-old man in the area and took him to a local police station where he was given a second drug test and then arrested for driving without a license in an unregistered car.
Results of the second drug test are pending, they said in a statement.
Police would not confirm the identity of the man, citing privacy rules, but an official noted they would not normally put out a press release concerning a traffic violation if it did not concern a "person of interest".
Burgess, a former dual rugby international, is currently on a two-year good behaviour bond after being convicted early this month of intimidating the father of his ex-wife during a confrontation in October 2019.
He is appealing that conviction.
Burgess stepped down last year from roles as a coach of the Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league team and a television commentator after police and rugby officials launched investigations into allegations of drug use and domestic violence involving the former player.
He has denied those allegations.