SAS Australia star Sam Burgess has denied having any ‘illicit drugs’ in his system after he failed a roadside test. 

SAS Australia star Sam Burgess has denied having any ‘illicit drugs’ in his system after a roadside test showed him driving under the influence of cocaine. 

In a statement published to his Instagram account, Burgess recounted that on December 22nd, he was pulled over by an unmarked police car for a drug test, which came back positive for cocaine. Burgess claimed that he ‘immediately and voluntarily’ went to another testing centre to take a urine test, which was negative. 

“After being pulled over on the morning of Thursday, December 22nd by an unmarked police car, an initial roadside drug test was taken, which showed positive to cocaine. A court date was issued for driving with a suspended licence.” Burgess said in his statement. 

Sam Burgess statement
Sam Burgess statement – Instagram

He added: “After I was released from the police station, I immediately and voluntarily went to an independent, internationally accredited testing facility and undertook a urine test. The urine sample returned a negative result to all illicit drugs.” 

Burgess went on to deny consuming or being in possession of any drugs. “I deny any suggestion that I have drugs in my system. I have not consumed, obtained, or possessed any illicit drugs.” he said. 

Referencing the February 2021 incident where the rugby player pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of cocaine, Burgess stated that since getting his licence back after a 10-month ban, he had taken the appropriate road-safety courses and not ‘incurred any demerit points or any fines.’ 

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“I am clean and sober from drugs, living a happy, healthy, and balanced life.” Burgess concluded his statement. 

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