Sam Burgess’ drug test and immediate future could be in jeopardy due to the length of his hair.
It’s an incredible statement, but a hair follicle drug test requires testers to have over 3cm of hair in order for an accurate analysis of their results.
That length of hair will provide a three-month history of drug use and tests for cocaine, opiates, PCP, cannabis and amphetamines.
An agreement with ex-wife Phoebe Burgess revealed that Sam would have to submit a hair follicle drug test before seeing his son and daughter, which is exactly the reason why he was turned away from Phoebe’s parents house at the New Year when he tried delivering Christmas presents to his children.
Burgess was warned by officers that if he didn’t leave he would be arrested following a ten-minute encounter and the 33-year-old duly left the property without incident.
He had previously been accused of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse during the couple’s marriage and was then subjected to a year-long investigation, but was cleared by police.
Those allegations, however, had cost the Englishman his backroom staff job at the Rabbitohs.
Burgess was also able to overturn a conviction for intimidating Phoebe’s father Mitchell Hooke, though he did admit to using drugs and underwent a rehabilitation program.
Sam was then seen taking part on SAS Australia where he became the only contestant to win the final challenge and he has since been linked with an England coaching role alongside Shaun Wane.
However, sporting a fresh new haircut at brother Tom’s wedding, Sam may well be unable to take the drug test which could have further repercussions.