Greenberg views bodycam footage of Scott

A decision on the immediate playing future of embattled Canberra recruit Curtis Scott is a step closer after the NRL viewed footage of his Australia Day arrest.

CURTIS SCOTT.
CURTIS SCOTT. Picture: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

NRL boss Todd Greenberg is a step closer to making a call on the playing future of Curtis Scott after viewing police bodycam footage of his Australia Day arrest.

Greenberg on Wednesday saw video from the early-morning encounter in Sydney that resulted in Scott facing six charges, including two counts of assaulting a police officer.

However the governing body has been made aware of additional footage held by NSW police that will be made available in coming days.

It is understood that, with the NRL season-opener still a month away, Greenberg is in no rush to make a final call on whether to stand down Scott, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The development comes on the same day Scott reportedly parted with lawyer Danny Eid and hired Sam Macedone to lead his defence.

Eid was outspokenly critical of both the NSW police over the arrest and the NRL following their initial demand to view the footage.

Greenberg last week described the charges against Scott, which also include resisting arrest, as "extremely serious allegations".

The possible standing down of the 22-year-old will have significant ramifications on his Canberra team, given his arrival resulted in the departure of fellow centre Joseph Leilua.

Should Scott be sidelined, coach Ricky Stuart will likely lean on veteran three-quarter Michael Oldfield to start the season in that position.


AAP