Ben Cousins due back in court today for previous allegations of threatening his ex-partner

Ben Cousins.
Ben Cousins.

Fallen AFL premiership player Ben Cousins is scheduled to appear in a Perth court today following previous allegations he threatened to bury his ex-partner alive and take their two children to play on the site.

The 40-year-old drug addict was arrested on August 21 during a disturbance at a Canning Vale house and was later allegedly found with 13 grams of methylamphetamine hidden in his rectum.

A tearful and dishevelled Cousins was refused bail when he faced Armadale Magistrates Court the following day.

The former West Coast captain is scheduled to appear in court later today via video link from Hakea prison.

He faces a total of 16 offences including aggravated burglary, aggravated stalking and possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.

Most charges, some of which date back to August 8, relate to Cousins allegedly repeatedly breaching a violence restraining order taken out by his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff.

The court previously heard that on one occasion, Cousins sat in a car with her while holding a screwdriver and said: “I can’t wait to use it.”

He later allegedly threatened: “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to take your life and your freedom and the things you love the most.”

The court heard Cousins also allegedly said he was going to bury her car “where she would survive for a couple of days, then he would bring the kids to play so she would hear them but would not be able to get to them”.

The Brownlow medallist was released from Acacia prison in January about two months shy of his one-year sentence for stalking Ms Tinecheff.

He worked part-time at West Coast but left earlier this year.