Sam Burgess Wiki – Sam Burgess Biography
Former NRL star Sam Burgess has refuted allegations that he was driving on a suspended license before failing a random drug test. The 34-year-old man was arrested in Kingsford on Thursday morning following a roadside drug test. Police told 7NEWS that he was taken to the Maroubra police station for further tests, the results of which will determine whether charges are filed.
“Investigations are continuing and police will await the result of a secondary analysis of oral fluids,” a police statement said. Burgess was also allegedly driving on a suspended license Thursday. He was given a notice to appear in court in February on the latest charge.
Sam Burgess Age
Sam Burgess is 34 years old.
In a statement to Instagram, Burgess refuted the allegations.
“I deny any suggestion that I have drugs in my system. I have not used, obtained or possessed any illicit drugs.” He also claimed that his license had been returned to him after a 10-month suspension.
“After I was released from the police station, I immediately and voluntarily went to an internationally accredited independent testing center and took a urine test. The urine sample returned a negative result for all illicit drugs,” he said.
Burgess played 182 games for the Rabbitohs between 2010 and 2019 and won the Clive Churchill Medal as man of the match in the 2014 grand final which broke the club’s drought. In March, the NRL fined Burgess $30,000 for using illicit drugs and threatening another player in 2018, and driving with traces of cocaine in his system in February 2021 while working for the Rabbitohs off the pitch.
For the latter incident, Burgess avoided conviction but was placed on a nine-month good behavior bond. The NRL also suspended him from his official duties with South Sydney for 12 weeks and any further sanctions could affect his hopes of launching a professional coaching career.
This year, Burgess coached the New South Wales north coast football team, the Orara Valley Axemen, and was previously linked with a position on Wayne Bennett’s coaching staff at the Dolphins.
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