Friends rally around Ben Cousins after breach of bail
Friends are rallying around former AFL star Ben Cousins, amid revelations he is facing fresh drugs charges.
The 41-year-old faced court yesterday, charged with breaching his bail conditions by returning a positive drugs test.
The Brownlow medallist was given his “final warning” in the Perth Magistrates Court and told he will face more jail time if he breaches his bail conditions again.
Perth brothel madam Marianne Kenworthy, who had dinner with Cousins last week, said she was disappointed by the news he is facing more trouble.
“I pray that he can beat this addiction,” she said.
“He’s got so much strength, so much power and something so unique about him.”
Just days ago, Cousins was spotted looking happy and healthy, at the park with his children.
Western Australia’s Police Minister Michelle Roberts said she hoped Cousins could get his life back on track.
“Most West Australians are pretty sad about Ben Cousins and it’s disappointing,” she said.
“But perhaps parents can use it as a learning opportunity for their young children because it’s clearly a very hard drug to get off.”
In court yesterday, it was revealed Cousins gave two urine samples last month but both were void and deemed inadmissible.
He also rescheduled three other tests, telling police he had employment or counselling appointments. Yesterday, Cousins thanked the magistrate for letting him back out on bail.
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