Sam Burgess has denied taking medication after he was arrested for allegedly failing a roadside drug check.
The previous NRL star, 34, was pulled over whereas driving a BMW X5 in Kingsford in Sydney on Thursday morning.
Burgess allegedly returned a optimistic end result for cocaine, nonetheless he later issued an announcement on social media denying he had taken medication.
The Rabbitohs legend was additionally allegedly driving with a suspended licence.
“An preliminary roadside drug check was taken, which confirmed optimistic to cocaine,” Burgess wrote.
“A courtroom date was issued for driving with a suspended licence.
“After I used to be launched from the police station, I instantly and voluntarily went to an impartial, internationally accredited testing facility and undertook a urine check. The urine pattern returned a adverse end result to all illicit medication.
“I deny any suggestion that I’ve medication in my system. I’ve not consumed, obtained, or possessed any illicit medication.
“I’ve made optimistic enhancements to my life and to my driving since my full licence was returned to me following a 10-month lack of licence. I’ve undertaken street security programs and since then I’ve not incurred any demerit factors or fines. I’m clear and sober from medication, residing a contented, wholesome and balanced life.”
Burgess was taken to Maroubra Police Station, the place he was charged with driving whereas suspended.
“Inquiries are persevering with and police will await the results of a secondary oral fluid evaluation,” a NSW Police spokeswoman mentioned.
Burgess’ lawyer, Bryan Wrench, advised The Each day Telegraph his shopper denies taking any medication.
“He utterly denies any suggestion that he was concerned with any illicit medication and we now have obtained a urine pattern from an internationally-accredited laboratory confirming that he has not consumed any illicit medication,” Mr Wrench mentioned.
Burgess will face courtroom on February 15.
Burgess pleaded responsible to drug driving final 12 months after he was pulled over on his method to go to his youngsters in Bowral and examined optimistic for cocaine.
He was handed a nine-month good behavioiur bond.