The troubles of former AFL star Ben Cousins appear to continue, with reports emerging this afternoon that the beleaguered West Coast premiership player and one time Brownlow Medalist has been arrested by police following an incident at a house in Perth.
This would mark the third time within two weeks that Cousins has ran into trouble with law enforcement officials.
On March 12th, Cousins was arrested by police after he failed to pull over whilst driving, leading police on a slow-speed car chase and subsequently failing to give a breath test.
Following that incident, he was again picked up by police on March 16th and taken to a mental health facility after being caught behind security fencing at an SAS Barracks in Swanbourne.
Details about today’s incident are scant at the moment, and police have yet to make an official statement confirming the arrest. But the reports are solid and it would appear that Cousins is again finding himself in the custody of police.
Sadly, this series of events has gone way beyond a mere mild curiosity and now feels like veering onto the verge of some extraordinarily dangerous territory. Here’s to hoping, with all sincerity, that he gets the help that he apparently needs, and in a timely manner.
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