Sacked Raiders star Curtis Scott has accused Canberra of leaking details about a secret struggle he had with a former teammate following his immediate termination on Monday.
The membership confirmed on Monday in an announcement the 23-year-old’s contract was torn up following his assembly with the membership’s board of administrators.
It comes after the NRL issued him a breach notice in July in relation to an alleged incident inside a Canberra nightclub in Might.
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Scott’s sacking took a dramatic twist on Monday evening when stories emerged his axing was the results of a number of off-field incidents.
The Day by day Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield informed Fox League’s NRL 360 on Monday Scott was concerned in a struggle with former teammate Luke Bateman throughout an incident at a group operate final yr.
The report signifies Scott injured his hand through the incident and was unavailable to be chosen for quite a few weeks.
Police have been by no means concerned and the membership selected to maintain the struggle a secret.
The membership was made conscious of the incident the next day, however the story was hidden from the general public till Monday.
Scott on Monday evening claimed the Raiders leaked the data to additional clarify their determination to sack the previous Melbourne Storm star.
He posted a message on Instagram accusing the Raiders of a “low act”.
His put up included a screenshot of the headline for an article written by Rothfield in The Daily Telegraph.
Scott wrote: “I might similar to to return ahead and touch upon the newest headline.
“I opened up about extraordinarily private data concerning psychological well being and present struggles, I’ve simply misplaced what appears like every thing to me and I can’t perceive why Canberra have continued to kick me whereas I’m down and now leak in-house data that was handled over a yr in the past concerning a former participant.
“The membership has nothing to achieve out of this however hopes of reasoning for his or her lack of supporting.
“For my part it’s a low act and so they have proven and proved that they haven’t any actual care issue for gamers’ welfare.
“It’s not the primary time this has occurred to a participant on the Raiders that has come out about psychological well being struggles.”
It comes as The Australian reported Monday Scott is exploring his authorized choices and will take motion towards his former employer.
Earlier, Rothfield launched particulars of the incident with Bateman, who exited the Raiders in the midst of the 2020 season.
“This was there on the rap sheet that we didn’t find out about,” Rothfield mentioned.
“It wasn’t the explanation John Bateman went residence (to England final yr)… but it surely was a really severe incident.
“Curtis Scott contacted them the subsequent day and informed them what occurred, however he was injured, he had misbehaved.
“There have been no police fees so it didn’t go to (the integrity unit). It clearly contributed closely to his sacking.”
The Raiders’ official assertion on Monday mentioned the choice was made as a result of Scott’s “current behaviour and assault cost” introduced the membership into “disrepute”.
Scott had been charged with assault over an alleged nightclub brawl earlier this yr. He has beforehand mentioned he’ll vigorously defend the costs.
The case is listed for point out on August 30 for a listening to date.
He was banned for 3 matches by the NRL on the time and was fined $15,000 for bringing the league into disrepute.
Experiences this weekend revealed Scott had attended Alcoholics Nameless conferences and undergone psychiatric therapy as a part of an try to save lots of his profession.
In early 2020, Scott was additionally alleged to have assaulted two cops once they discovered him handed out in Moore Park, Sydney.
Nevertheless, the assault fees have been dropped after reviewing the bodycam footage from the cops concerned.
Scott did plead responsible to 2 fees of offensive behaviour.
His future within the NRL stays unsure and he doesn’t have a contract for the 2022 season.