Fallen AFL Star Ben Cousins Arrested In Perth
The former AFL champion, who has grappled with drug addiction, faced a Perth court on Thursday and is back behind bars.
The 41-year-old arrived at Armadale Magistrates Court, flanked by two police officers, but did not face an official charge of breaching bail, despite reportedly providing a diluted urine sample as part of his bail conditions.
Cousins is still scheduled to stand trial on September 12 over alleged family violence offences.
He walked free from prison in April after being granted bail ahead of the trial and was recently photographed spending time with his ex-partner, Maylea Tinecheff, and their children.
The former West Coast captain was arrested at a Canning Vale house in August last year and charged with a string of offences.
He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of breaching a violence restraining order, and one count each of aggravated stalking and threatening to harm.
His lawyer Michael Tudori has said the trial will hinge on Tinecheff's evidence.
Cousins is alleged to have told her: "I'm going to kill you. I'm going to take your life and your freedom and the things you love the most."
The Brownlow medalist also allegedly said he was going to bury her car "where she would survive for a couple of days, then he would bring the kids to play so she would hear them but would not be able to get to them".
Cousins previously pleaded guilty to meth possession and trespassing, which was downgraded from a charge of aggravated burglary, stemming from the same arrest in Canning Vale, and was fined for those offences.
He was released from Acacia prison in January last year, about two months short of his one-year sentence for stalking Tinecheff.