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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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I want to pro-actively post something here in light of an arrest of a high profile Australian sports star.
I'm not sure if many of you are familiar with Aussie footy, but Ben Cousins was one of its greats.
Brown low medalist, Grand final captain, all Australian.. you name it.

But poor ol Ben always had a troubled time. All ways in trouble with the law, and majority of the time over DRUGS!



Here's a brief timeline

SEPTEMBER 2002: Fights teammate Daniel Kerr at a nightclub

MAY 4, 2005: Cousins and ruckman Michael Gardiner embroiled in police investigation into a nightclub shooting

MAY 5: Publicly apologises for his association with alleged underworld figures

FEBRUARY 17, 2006: Abandons his car and runs from police near a breath-testing station in Perth.

DECEMBER 3: Arrested for being drunk in public after being found intoxicated and dazed outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

MARCH 20: Seeks drug- rehabilitation advice for "substance abuse".

MARCH 23: Goes on a three-day bender after being suspended indefinitely by the club,

MARCH 31: Heads to a Californian rehabilitation facility that specialises in methamphetamine addiction to fight his drug addiction.

OCTOBER 1: Sources confirm Cousins was the last person to see Chris Mainwaring at his Perth home hours before Mainwaring collapsed and died from drug use.

OCTOBER 16: Cousins charged by WA police with possession of a prohibited drug (diazepam tablets)

NOVEMBER 19: The AFL Commission suspends Cousins for 12 months for bringing the game into disrepute.

JULY 5, 2010: Cousins admitted to hospital suffering an adverse reaction to sleeping pills

JANUARY 13 2012: Committed by doctors to a suburban mental health unit under police escort after suffering drug-induced psychosis

MARCH 27 2012: Charged with possession of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply by Esperance police in WA's South-West where he was attending a drug rehabilitation centre.





Yesterday Cousins was arrested at a regional airport with Meth amphet up his anus and a large quantity of cash.
He was also arrested hours later AGAIN for breaching his bail.

Now Im posting this out there, because anyone else would have been convicted long ago...

lets see what happens to Ben.




posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Let's hope it's the 25 years the media are talking about.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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A sad tale. From what little I understand, meth is a kinda bottom of the rung, gone from looking like random attractive person to toothless hag in the blink of an eye and couldn't give a damn kinda drug. Sad indeed. I guess his career will be over now too, regardless of his past performances.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Ben Cousins is a has been and notibly not exactly on the world stage of sports stardom, I mean, really. Who cares? I don't!



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Ben cousins... bikie associate, drug underworld identity, and he kicked a ball around.

I know dozens of bens.. none of them make the front page news everytime they stub their toe... he's a joke, and I'm sick of hearing about the sookie little troll.

"SUCH IS LIF... -- Hey anyone got a spare E" ?

Oh lol and there he is chucking a wobble at the air port... background noise is background...



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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I just had to click on this thread to see the logic.

Seriously folks, of all the things we could be focused on at this time in our collective human history, ball chasers is not even registering on my radar & if it does on yours then wake up. Grown adults chasing balls is very unimportant when considering what the road ahead has in store for us,our kids, our lives & everything we care about.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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www.afl.com.au...


A LAWYER for Ben Cousins says the former AFL star won't go to jail even if convicted of a drug offence, because the amount of methamphetamine he was allegedly caught with was too small.

Cousins, 33, appeared in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia in Perth on Monday morning charged with possessing 4.56g of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, after his well-publicised arrest last week in the coastal town of Esperance


.. when you're caught MULTIPLE times, have links to underworld figures and end up getting arrested for having meth stuffed up your ass.. you know your a sports star when you walk away AGAIN with a slap on the wrist.




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