Curtis Scott is said to have started training with the Eels before being arrested and charged with four counts of assault last week.
The NRL signed a “train-only” plan just a day before he was charged, according to a Corp News report.
The governing body has since reportedly ruled out any chance to register his contract until he finds himself in court and has been told he cannot attend Eels training in the meantime.
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The 24-year-old was arrested while playing golf on Wednesday January 5 and taken to Sutherland Police Station following allegations by his ex-partner Tay-Leiha Clark.
Scott has been charged with two counts of intentionally choking a person recklessly, two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm, criminal harassment / intimidation with intent to fear physical harm, etc. (domestic) and three counts of common assault (CV).
He will appear in local court in Sutherland on Wednesday.
Corp News reports Scott should be forced to sell at least one investment property and seek full-time employment following the decision not to register his Eels contract.
The report also revealed that the NRL first investigated the former Storm and Raiders center in 2019 after Clark alleged he was withholding clothing and other belongings after their relationship ended.
Scott was signed with the Storm at the time and the club reportedly resolved the case through a financial settlement. The Storm made the payment to Clark before deducting the full amount from Scott’s paycheck.
The NRL was also not made aware of any assault complaints until this week, according to News Corp.
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GOULD REFUSES THE FLANAGAN REPORT
Phil Gould put an end to rumors that the Bulldogs had failed in their attempt to offload backing back Kyle Flanagan.
Flanagan joined the Bulldogs last season on a three-year contract worth $ 450,000 per season after being released early from his contract with the Roosters.
Rumors circulated suggesting the Bulldogs were hoping to unload him early after a disappointing first season at the club and Corp News reports that their attempts were unsuccessful.
Gould, who was appointed director of football for the Canterbury-Bankstown club in July last year, has ended suggestions that Flanagan had always been on the sidelines.
“This report is totally inaccurate. Kyle Flanagan has never been offered to other clubs, ”Gould wrote in a tweet.
“We never asked Kyle to look for another club. As for starting the year as a reserve, Kyle is one of 4 NRL quality running backs on our roster.
“We haven’t played a test match yet.”
Flanagan has previously been linked with a return to the Sharks, where he made his NRL debut, and two Super League clubs have reportedly shown some initial interest.
Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett was believed to be able to get the most out of Flanagan after being credited for the Panthers’ offense in 2020, but the young half-back fell short of expectations.
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Flanagan was retired after Round 9 last season. He came back to the side in the Bulldogs’ 66-point loss in Round 16, then was retired again the following week. He was then called up for Round 20 to be eliminated a third time a week later.
Flanagan finished the season with six assists and eight line break assists – second and first on the team respectively despite only playing 13 games.
New signing Matt Burton will take a halftime spot, while last year’s Coach’s Award recipient Jake Averillo is expected to have the first chance to team up with him.
This means Flanagan will likely start the NSW Cup season.
An early release could have benefited the Bulldogs financially, as the club feels the squeeze in the salary cap. Canterbury-Bankstown has already landed star winger Nick Cotric ahead of the 2022 season.