A punch-up with teammate John Bateman final 12 months was one among a lot of causes behind Canberra sacking troubled centre Curtis Scott on Monday, it has been revealed.
Senior Information Corp journalist Phil Rothfield broke the story on Monday night, hours after the Raiders ended Scott’s contract prematurely on grounds of bringing the membership into disrepute.
Scott had just lately been stood down since being charged with assault for allegedly punching a person at a Canberra nightclub in Might.
In a competely totally different and till now unknown incident, Rothfield says Scott and Bateman obtained right into a battle after a workforce perform final 12 months wherein Scott injured his hand, which sidelined him for a lot of weeks.
Police have been by no means concerned and the membership selected to maintain the battle a secret.
“This was there on the rap sheet that we didn’t find out about,” Rothfield advised NRL 360 on Monday.
“It wasn’t the rationale John Bateman went dwelling (to England final 12 months)… nevertheless it was a really severe incident.
“Curtis Scott contacted them the following day and advised them what occurred, however he was injured, he had misbehaved.
“There have been no police prices so it didn’t go to (the integrity unit). It clearly contributed closely to his sacking.”
The 23-year-old has a historical past of off-field bother.
On the Australia Day lengthy weekend final 12 months, Scott was arrested and pepper sprayed by NSW Law enforcement officials as he lay asleep beneath a tree in Sydney’s Moore Park.
He was charged with seven offences over that incident however they have been later all dismissed, and he sued NSW Police for the arrest.
Regardless, his Raiders profession is formally over.
The Australian experiences Scott’s lawyer, Sam Macedone, is considering launching legal action against the Raiders for illegal dismissal.
Rothfield backed up that suggestion on NRL 360, saying, “I believe he’ll sue”.