PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Ben Cousins arrives at the Perth Magistrates Court on April 2, 2012 in Perth, Australia. Former AFL player, Cousins was arrested last week on drugs charges at Esperance Airport. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Former AFL star Ben Cousins has been released from prison 10 months into his one-year sentence. 

Cousins’ father, Brian, collected his son from Acacia Prison in Western Australia on Wednesday morning after doing time in the facility for stalking an ex-partner. 

Cousins, who was eligible for parole in August but failed a drug test while on remand, was said to be smiling as he was being driven out of the facility, according to a Channel 7 reporter. 

The 39-year-old had been serving a sentence for violating a restraining order against Maylea Tinecheff, with who he has two young children while he was also caught driving on a suspended license in February last year, with police finding 8g of methamphetamine in his car.