Former AFL star Ben Cousins stuck in jail after failing a drugs test

After reportedly failing a drug test Ben Cousins has had his parole delayed.

The former AFL star has been in jail for almost six months after breaching a violence order against his ex-partner, and was supposed to be eligible for parole in two weeks time.

It is understood that is now not the case.


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Cousins’ lawyer Michael Tudori confirmed on Thursday night his client had failed a drug test while on remand but was now drug-free in prison.

“I can confirm that Mr Cousins parole application has been delayed awaiting for him to complete further rehabilitation courses which are now only becoming available to him,” Mr Tudori said.

“He will be eligible to reapply for parole upon completion of those courses.”

The revelation comes just weeks after Cousins’ father said he feared his son wouldn’t be able to turn his life around after a stint in jail.