Footy star accused of bashing police on Australia Day breaks silence and reveals his family response
Footy star accused of bashen police in Australia Day death finally breaks his silence – and reveals how his family reacted when they discovered he was locked up
- Curtis Scott has talked about the shame of his wild arrest on the Australia Day
- Scott is accused of kicking and beating a police officer, and had to be tasered
- NRL-star thanked his family and the Canberra Raiders for standing by his side
An NRL star accused of attacking the police on Australia Day broke his silence about his arrest and protested against his innocence while admitting that he “should not have been put in that position.”
Curtis Scott was arrested outside the Sydney Cricket Ground after a long day of partying with teammates in the Ivy nightclub on January 26 after reports that he “behaved erratic.”
The 22-year-old was trapped by the police after attacking an officer who tried to arrest him.
The Canberra Raiders star, facing six charges, spoke publicly about the incident on Thursday.
“I was a little lost in town and sat down to rest and fell asleep … I know I shouldn’t have put myself in that position,” he said The Daily Telegraph.
NRL star Curtis Scott broke his silence after he was arrested for kicking and beating a police officer outside the Sydney Cricket Ground in January
Before his arrest, Scott had celebrated Australia Day with current and former teammates in the Ivy nightclub in the CBD of Sydney
Scott has argued not guilty of all six allegations, with his immediate playing future still uncertain as the NRL considers his case through his no-blame rejection policy.
He has taken it upon himself to make changes to his life.
Scott has promised not to drink alcohol for the rest of the season and works with junior players at the Raiders.
The star center was picked up by his sister from the Surry Hills police station after his big night out and said his family had mixed reactions to his arrest.
“My father, he stayed with me. Mama was angry at the start. But once she heard about the details she felt for me, “he said.
He said he was embarrassed to leave the house after his arrest, but his Raiders teammates and family support group had gathered to show him the light at the end of the tunnel.
“This was quite a challenge for me, but I’m just grateful that the club and Ricky (Stuart) have stood behind me all the way and that my family has stayed with me,” he said.
Scott’s immediate future for playing games is uncertain because the NRL considers its case through their ‘no fault stand down’ policy. Pictured: Scott on Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs in 2017