Video footage allegedly showing Canberra Raiders centre Curtis Scott in a fight at Kokomo’s nightclub in Civic on 30 May has left his career in the balance after the Raiders stood him down from all further duties.
The security camera footage is understood to show Scott at Kokomo’s shortly before midnight a day after the Raiders’ 44-16 loss against the Roosters at Central Coast Stadium.
The footage, which lasts less than 30 seconds, shows two men wrestling after a heated conversation. A man believed to be Scott appears to punch a second man before a security guard moves in to settle the fight.
Police were not called to investigate the incident.
The Canberra Raiders made a brief statement, saying the club is aware of the alleged incident and has stood down Scott from all club duties.
“The club has informed the NRL Integrity Unit and is working with them to investigate the incident,” the club said on Monday morning (7 June).
“Until the investigation is complete, Curtis has been stood down from all club duties.
“The Raiders will be making no further comment on the issue until the investigation is complete.”
A spectacular slump has the Raiders in 13th spot on the NRL ladder, having lost six of their last seven matches.
It is Scott’s second late-night incident after NSW Police unlawfully arrested him in Sydney following Australia Day celebrations last year. Scott was handcuffed, pepper-sprayed and tasered. A magistrate later dismissed all charges against the 23-year-old.