He has not been reported missing.
Possibly he's detoxing in a medical facility, prior to starting in rehab.
The AFL have softened their stand against him never playing again. They appear to be leaving that door ajar.
Note the incorrect assumption in the headline.
Ben Cousins "skips drug rehab" ...
Ben has joined the big time. Yes, he has made the US gossip columns, much to the bemusement of some US gossip column readers, and much to the umbrage of other US gossip column readers, who have taken the time to explain AFL to the locals, and to berate them for not taking an interest in "other countries" and "other people".
Perez Hilton ...
Found amongst the comments:
"Did you hear about the new McCousins meal at McDonalds? No burger … just coke and ice … with a free straw."
"This blog has just proven one thing to me, Americans are stupid, self centered and ignorant. There are other countries in the world, and there are other types of sports than those invented and/or played by you. This is a star player of Australian Rules Football, not soccer, not rugby. It is a mixture of Rugby and Gaelic Football and was invented a century ago to keep cricketers fit in the off season, it is also hugely popular in OZ and if you Americans removed your heads from your own asses for five minutes and explored to world beyond your borders you would realise this. Meanwhile this is also a guy with a very bad problem who is missing, it is not funny, he could be anywhere and I for one am hoping he is found safe and well and returned to rehab (he is also way hotter than that photo would suggest)"