Troubled AFL star Ben Cousins is hauled before court in Perth

Ben Cousins has been remanded in custody for allegedly providing a diluted urine sample in breach of his bail conditions.

The AFL legend, 41, will remain behind bars until his trial in September for allegedly stalking and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend Maylea Tinecheff.

Police arrested him in Perth on Thursday morning and hauled him before Armadale Magistrates court.  

AFL legend Ben Cousins (pictured being arrested on Thursday morning) was remanded in custody for allegedly breaching bail conditions

AFL legend Ben Cousins (pictured being arrested on Thursday morning) was remanded in custody for allegedly breaching bail conditions

He was not officially charged with breaching bail but the prosecution alleged he provided a diluted urine sample for a drugs test.

His defence said it was diluted because he had been on a long run and drank lots afterwards.

'Mr Cousins is before the court today not because he did drugs but because he drank too much water,' his lawyer said.

But the magistrate ordered him to be taken into custody, saying: 'I personally think he's been given a lot of leeway. It's reached a point where he's crossed the line'. 

Cousins will reappear in court on September 12 when his trial on 14 charges, including Breaching VRO and aggravated stalking, is scheduled to start.  

Police allege Cousins bombarded Ms Tinecheff with dozens of phone calls and texts and showed up at her house numerous times. 

'I'm going to kill you. I'm going to take your life and your freedom and the things you love the most,' he allegedly told her. 

Cousins also allegedly said he was going to bury her in a 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'. 

He was arrested at her home last August and spent months behind bars until his release on bail in April. 

Cousins was in March fined $1,750 for possessing meth and hiding it up his anus.   

Cousins (pictured) appeared fit and healthy, kicking the ball to Bobby and Angelique with the poise of his champion years

Cousins (pictured) appeared fit and healthy, kicking the ball to Bobby and Angelique with the poise of his champion years

The drug addict was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly breaching his bail conditions and was warned he would be locked up if he failed a drugs test.

That arrest was just days after he was seen by Daily Mail Australia kicking a football with his son Bobby, seven, his daughter Angelique, five, and Ms Tinecheff in a park near his parents' home.

'I'm good mate, really good,' Cousins told Daily Mail Australia with a smile as he walked back to the two-storey house. 

'I'm just enjoying a nice day with my kids.' 

Cousins appeared fit and healthy, kicking the ball to Bobby and Angelique with the poise of his champion years. 

The doting dad was in good spirits, seemingly cheerful as they happily played for more than half-an-hour under a cloudless sky. 

Since he was released on bail in April, he has been visited by his children every weekend and during the school holidays. 

The doting dad (pictured with his son) was in good spirits, seeming cheerful as they happily played for more than half-an-hour under a cloudless sky

The doting dad (pictured with his son) was in good spirits, seeming cheerful as they happily played for more than half-an-hour under a cloudless sky

Cousins (right) has often spoken of his love for his children and the pain of not seeing them when denied access or behind bars

Cousins (right) has often spoken of his love for his children and the pain of not seeing them when denied access or behind bars

His children happily called out 'dad' and he was seen affectionately ruffling Bobby's hair. 

Cousins has often spoken of his love for his children and the pain of not seeing them when denied access or behind bars. 

'Every day I close my eyes when the sun goes down and I spew that it's another day I'm not going to be with my children,' he said when begging a magistrate for his freedom last year. 

Cousins had shaved off the scraggly beard he sported when leaving court, but kept his long hair. 

His skin was bronzed from a fake tanning session two weeks ago, when he posed naked in a snap posted to Facebook by the beautician. 

Cousins, Ms Tinecheff, and their children drove away soon after wrapping up in the park, with his former partner driving. 

Later that evening he tucked into a bowl of ramen at Asian restaurant Pachi Pachi with brothel owner Mary-Anne Kenworthy.

The 63-year-old, who runs escort agency Langtrees VIP, is an old friend of Cousins and even let him live with her when he had nowhere else to go in autumn 2018. 

Ben Cousins (pictured in Pachi Pachi in Perth on Monday night) enjoyed dinner with a madam just hours after playing with his two children at home

Ben Cousins (pictured in Pachi Pachi in Perth on Monday night) enjoyed dinner with a madam just hours after playing with his two children at home

Cousins outside the restaurant

The AFL star enjoyed some ramen at the meal

The troubled former AFL star (left), 41, enjoyed a bowl of ramen (right) with millionaire brothel owner Mary-Anne Kenworthy at Perth Asian restaurant Pachi Pachi

She posted a picture of Cousins enjoying the meet-up on Twitter with the caption: 'Had a lovely meal at Pachi Pachi tonight with Ben Cousins.

'He is looking great, a healthy appetite. We discussed social media and learning together to move forward positively and wisely'.

Mary-Anne Kenworthy (pictured) said she is like an aunty to Ben Cousins

Mary-Anne Kenworthy (pictured) said she is like an aunty to Ben Cousins

Ms Kenworthy added in a comment underneath the photo: 'He is a pleasure to be with when he is behaving.'

She later told Daily Mail Australia: 'I'm like an aunty to him - we often have dinner and I tell it to him straight.'

The madam said she first met

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