Scott sacked by Raiders after assault charge

Curtis Scott has had his contract torn up by Canberra after “careful consideration” from the Raiders’ board of directors following his assault charge.

The board released a statement on Monday, saying his prior behaviour and recent assault charge had brought the club into disrepute.

Scott was charged by police in August after footage allegedly showed the Raiders centre in a fight with another man at a Canberra nightclub.

He has not played for the club since round 12 due to the incident. He was fined $15,000 by the NRL and handed a three-game ban.

Scott signed a four-year deal with the club at the end of 2019.

“The Canberra Raiders board of directors today decided to terminate the contract of Curtis Scott effective immediately,” the statement read.

Curtis Scott has not played for the Raiders since round 12.Credit:Getty

“They could not ignore [his assault charge] and the responsibilities that his NRL playing contract entails.”

Scott was in court on August 17 due to the alleged nightclub assault.

After considering the statements made in court on the day, and material supplied afterwards, the club decided to sack him.

“The board said the club would continue to support Curtis Scott’s ongoing rehabilitation and it will be in contact with NRL Welfare in this regard,” the statement read.

Last year, the NSW Police were ordered to cover Scott’s $100,000 in legal fees after the courts found he was wrongfully arrested in January 2020.

He was charged with multiple offences, including assaulting police and resisting arrest, after he was found sleeping under a tree by officers at Moore Park on the Australia Day long weekend.

All charges were dismissed in September after the court found Scott was handcuffed without reason.

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