Ex-NRL celebrity Burgess admits medication driving

Former South Sydney NRL captain Sam Burgess has been fined greater than $1000 but spared a sentence after drug driving in a non listed BMW on a highway south of Sydney.

The father-of-two on Tuesday was put on a conditional launch order for nine months, needing him to be of good behaviour, after authorities stopped him on the Hume Highway in February.

Citizen has to additionally join a traffic wrongdoers treatment program by the end of July and pay two $581 penalties.


He begged guilty to driving a vehicle with an illegal medication existing in his blood and using a non listed vehicle on a roadway.

The England-born previous footballer also begged guilty to driving without a NSW vehicle driver’s licence while a homeowner, an offence for those who’ve lived in the state for greater than 3 months.

Tuesday marked the first time the 32-year-old former prop had actually returned to Moss Vale Local Court since successfully overturning a sentence for daunting his former father-in-law in 2019.

The local magistrate in February discovered Burgess had actually screamed “f *** you, I’m going to obtain you” 20 centimetres from Mitchell Hooke’s face during an expletive-riddled craze, triggered when Burgess was asked to leave the Hookes’ Southern Highlands property in October 2019.

Goulburn District Court Judge Mark Williams in March upheld a charm, stating the former footballer’s version of events was “at the very least, sensibly feasible”.

While accepting the disagreement occurred, Burgess rejected swearing in the home and cast the daddy of his separated wife Phoebe Burgess as the assailant.

Citizen retired in 2019 because of a chronic shoulder injury, having actually collected a 270-game NRL and also English Super League occupation as well as jobs with England’s nationwide rugby union and also rugby organization sides.

He stood down from functions as an analyst and South Sydney aide train in October.

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