A punch-up with teammate John Bateman last year was one of a number of reasons behind Canberra sacking troubled centre Curtis Scott on Monday, it has been revealed.
Senior News Corp journalist Phil Rothfield broke the story on Monday night, hours after the Raiders ended Scott’s contract prematurely on grounds of bringing the club into disrepute.
Scott had recently been stood down since being charged with assault for allegedly punching a man at a Canberra nightclub in May.
In a competely different and until now unknown incident, Rothfield says Scott and Bateman got into a fight after a team function last year in which Scott injured his hand, which sidelined him for a number of weeks.
Police were never involved and the club chose to keep the fight a secret.
“This was there on the rap sheet that we didn’t know about,” Rothfield told NRL 360 on Monday.