Sam Burgess was a world class player but has had to grapple with more than his fair share of controversy.
Now he will have to deal with another after he has been reportedly arrested after he allegedly failed a random drug test.
The former South Sydney Rabbitohs premiership star was pulled over at Kingsford on Thursday morning for a random test and allegedly returned a positive result according to the Daily Mail and Channel 7 News down under.
Former England international has denied that he took any drugs according to Fox League saying he is “clean and sober” as well as revealing he had a second test after the roadside test came back positive.
“An initial roadside drug test was taken, which showed positive to cocaine,” he said.
“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.
“I deny any suggestion that I have drugs in my system.
“I have not consumed, obtained, or possessed any illicit drugs.
“I have made positive improvements to my life and to my driving since my full licence was returned to me following a 10-month loss of licence.
“I have undertaken road safety courses and since then I have not incurred any demerit points or any fines.
“I am clean and sober from drugs, living a happy, healthy and balanced life.”